Re: Bug - Updating cross referenced headers
- From: "Herb Tyson [MVP]" <herb@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 20:21:40 -0500
This sounds like a document corruption issue. What you're doing should indeed work. It does work here, in fact. That's not saying, however, that it wouldn't break in a sufficiently large/complex document.
Am I correct that you're seeing this problem only in one document? Is the problem just with that one heading/cross reference, or with all cross references?
You might try saving the document in RTF, closing it (this is necessary to force Word to re-read the newly created RTF file), opening the RTF version, then saving it in Word format. This kind of laundering sometimes fixes such problems.
Barring that, you might need to see if you can isolate the problem by splitting the file up. For example, split it in half (saving each half to a new file), then see if the problem exists in both halves. If not, then focus on the "bad" half and split it again. Keep doing this, and usually before you've gone through 10 splits, you will have identified whatever is causing the problem.
Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
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"JM" <JM@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:DD1A92F3-721A-4448-B366-D0BCBED97860@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Software: Microsoft Office Word 2003 Professional Edition
Build: 220.127.116.1107 SP2
The Word document is fairly large, over 180 pages.
I define a heading. In a paragraph in the document I use the cross
references to include the heading's text.
During review and edit the heading changes. I do a select all on the
document and right-click for the context menu and select Update Field. Cross
reference text does not change to the value of the new heading text.
Control-click the cross reference document goes to the heading with the
Document has lots of cross references to specificaitons, updating cross
references is critical to keep the document consistent and correct. How do I
fix this with out manually removing and re-inserting the cross references.
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