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28 February 2009

I’ve been going through my thesis and checking all my chapter and sub-section references so they point to the right section after edits. A friend (thanks Bruce!)  just pointed out that there’s a feature in Word that – if I had known about it – would have saved me the trouble.

“If you did your section and chapter headings with a suitable heading style, and put in the references with insert cross-reference -> numbered item, it should indeed renumber them automatically.”

I can’t believe I have been using Word for over 20 years (!) and never discovered that feature.  I am also a little put out that nobody told me about it. So I hope this helps someone else (though I fear it may be a little late for me).


  1. Wow, I’m glad yo read you’re at this point with your work. I’ll look forward to the news that you’ve submitted.

    Comment by M-H — 1 March 2009 @ 11:57 pm

  2. Um really, only now?

    You do know about Outlining mode, too, right?

    Comment by Reid — 8 March 2009 @ 8:58 pm

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