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Need cross reference to update with edits in Word 2003

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In the attached document from Word 2003, I have a section 2 with sub-sections a, b, c, iv. As I work on the document, what is currently section 2(c) may later become section 7(f). I'd like to have it so that when I refer to these sections in my document (in section iv), it will automatically update as I edit. So for instance what now says 2(c) in section iv, will automatically update as I add more sections and the current 2(c) becomes 7(f).
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contrain,

Word cross-references usually work very well, so long as you are using Heading styles.

The following provides a good introduction to the topic:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/inserting-cross-references-HA001186680.aspx

Patrick
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Helpful and informative article. Just to double check, are styles the only way to make it update?
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Well, that's the easiest way.  You can also use bookmarks, and numbered items such as tables and figures, but in my opinion using the various Heading styles is the way to go.
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Pointed me in the right direction, and even mentioned other ways of doing it, but suggesed the easiest way for me to do what I am trying to accomplish.
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