Using Cross-References In Word (2002/2003)

A cross-reference refers to an item in another location. Word allows you to create cross-references in documents. For example, you can create a cross-reference that refers the reading to a specific heading or a specific figure. You can cross-reference any of the following items:

  • Captions

  • Footnotes
  • Bookmarks
  • Headings
  • Numbered paragraphs

Before you go ahead and create a cross-reference, there are a few rules that you should be aware of. First of all, the item you cross-reference must be in the same document. If you want to cross reference an item that is in a different document, you have to combine both documents into a master document. Second, the item you are cross-referencing must already be in the document.

With that in mind, you can create a cross reference using the steps below:

  1. Within your document, type in the text that will contain the cross-reference. For example, see figure 3.

  2. Click Insert, point to Reference, and click Cross-reference.
  3. Under the Reference Type field, use the drop down arrow to select the type of item you want to reference.
  4. Use the drop down arrow under Insert reference to and select the information you want to include in the cross-reference.
  5. Under the For Which field, select the specific information you want to reference.
  6. Click Insert.
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  • Hannah Young

    I dont understand why one would feel the need to post new media in a comment, you might as well post the new content in a new status rather then hijacking someone elses staus.

    • Justin Tokke

      Related and relevant content to someone’s status would be useful.

  • Daniel Garcia

    Can’t we hide the url links? It looks terrible.

    • Paul Howard Breeze

      I know, I don’t think I’ll be using this any time soon.

  • Nick

    Thus starts the gravitation towards Myspace

  • Benjamin Kerensa

    I just tried posting a link to an image in a comment on FB and all it shows is the link… you sure about this?

  • Focal Price

    It should give the users choices of if they want or don’t want to embed media into comments. Sometimes I just want to post a link and some my own comments for the link on the wall, but some many details of the link appeared and cluttered together. It seems very annoyed.

  • Jason Sandefer

    This isn’t working for me. Now I just look silly to the person whose update I commented on.


    I personally don’t like this. I think it will just clutter the view up even more.