Create cross-references

Cross-references allow you to point the reader to another part of a document. Cross-references are particularly common in technical documents and longer documents.

To create a cross reference:

  1. Type the text that will point your reader to the other location. For example, type See.
  2. Choose Insert → Reference ? Cross Reference.

    Cross-reference dialog box

  3. Configure the reference using the Reference type and the Insert reference to drop-down lists.
  4. Click Insert.

The cross-reference is a field:

  • You can change the content to which the cross-reference points, and the text of the cross-reference will change when you choose Update field.
  • If you are reading a document online, you can Ctrl+click a cross-reference to jump to the location that is being referenced.
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