Fix – Use Cross Reference to Reference a Sequence/List of Items in MS Word
Problem – I had a list of claims in which I wanted a cross-reference to work in a cross reference window. The fields were there, highlighted as field codes, but the claims didn’t show up in the cross-reference window.
Fix – Right click on the field and click “toggle field codes.” Note the name after the “SEQ” or other three letter beginning. Go to Insert -> Reference -> Caption. Click on “New Label” button. Add the name as it was spelled after the SEQ. Click OK. Click Close. Now go to Insert -> Reference -> Cross Reference and your name is now in the drop down box. Select the name and you should see your sequence displayed in the main pane in the cross-reference box. Phew!
Hope that helps!
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This is such a good tip. Still works with Office365 2017, and no other documented method for this, as far as I know. You accept bitcoin? 🙂
Maybe someday. I’m just glad it helped. Pay it forward or you can give a few bucks to the HHT Foundation on the right. They need it more than I.
Thank you very much. I thought that change tracking was responsible but in fact I had deleted a reference label. Thus MS Word hid all references with the deleted label from the cross-reference list. Re-adding the label as you suggested fixed this.
Thanks a lot, it helped 🙂 !!!!
THANK YOU BRO!
I wanted to put a reminder here about sequence codes with a trailing dot.
SEQ SRClaim \n \# “0. “
Also noticed that I had to customize the ribbon and use “Insert Add Caption” in my current environment.
Thanks a bunch, this was exactly was I was looking for too, and I waded through a few threads over at MS’s own forums without finding the solution.
Glad it worked for you. I had a bit of sleuthing to go through as well.
Exactly what I was looking for!! Thanks very much!!