Change a cross-reference

Do one of the following:

ShowChange what a cross-reference refers to

  1. Select the cross-reference in the document (for example, "Figure 1"). Do not select the introductory text (for example, "For more information, see ").
  2. On the Insert menu, point to Reference, and then click Cross-reference.
  3. In the Reference type box, click the new item you want to refer to.

 Note   If you want to modify the introductory text in a cross-reference, just edit the text in the document.

ShowUpdate cross-references to page numbers

Use this procedure if you move a cross-reference from one page to another.

  1. Select a cross-reference or cross-references to update. Do one of the following:
    • To update a specific cross-reference, select it.
    • To update all cross-references, select the entire document.
  2. Right-click the selection, and then click Update Field on the shortcut menu (shortcut menu: A menu that shows a list of commands relevant to a particular item. To display a shortcut menu, right-click an item or press SHIFT+F10.).

 Note   You can also update cross-references by selecting a specific cross-reference or the entire document and then pressing F9.

Applies to:
Word 2003