Using "cross reference" "insert reference to" heading number and text

Using Word 2010.

I would like to be able to insert as cross reference a heading number and the corresponding text at the same time.

Currently, the "Insert reference to" option does not provide the choice "heading number and text". Therefore I want to insert both I have to repeat the operation twice and add a space.

I think remembering this option being available with XP.

How could I restore it.

If I have to create a macro, I would need some support. The best would be a video tutorial.

 

Thank in advance.

 

You may be remembering wrong: I don't have Word 2002 installed, but in Word 2003, there is not an option to insert both the paragraph number and the heading text in a single cross-reference (this is possible with captions). You will need to insert two REF fields, one for the paragraph number and one for the heading text.
Microsoft MVP (Word) since 1999
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://ssbarnhill.com
http://wordfaqs.ssbarnhill.com
Screen shots captured with TechSmith's Snagit

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.

Hi Suzanne.

From your answer, I understand that I have to repeat the action twice.

 

My idea was to create a new "Insert reference to" option and call it "Heading number and text".

I am currently reading a document which I think you wrote: "Formatting Cross-reference".

From there, I thought that I might be able to create this new option.

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.

The article you mention (http://wordfaqs.mvps.org/FormatCrossReferences.htm) does not address this issue.
Microsoft MVP (Word) since 1999
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://ssbarnhill.com
http://wordfaqs.ssbarnhill.com
Screen shots captured with TechSmith's Snagit

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.

Any news on this topic?

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.

You still need two cross-references (one to paragraph text and one to the paragraph number). However, you can post a suggestion for Microsoft at http://word.uservoice.com.
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
Volunteer Moderator
~~~~
Note that MVPs do not work for Microsoft
MVP program: https://mvp.microsoft.com/
FAQ: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/page/faq
~~~~

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.

If you insert a Cross reference to the Paragraph number of a Numbered item, and then IMMEDIATELY run a macro containing the following code, it will insert a space and then a cross reference to the Paragraph text of the Numbered item.

Dim rng As Range
Dim strCode As String
Set rng = Selection.Range
rng.MoveStart wdCharacter, -1
strCode = rng.Fields(1).Code.Text
rng.InsertAfter " "
rng.Collapse wdCollapseEnd
ActiveDocument.Fields.Add rng, wdFieldEmpty, Replace(strCode, "\r", ""), False
rng.MoveEnd wdCharacter, 1
Set rng = rng.Fields(1).Code
rng.MoveEnd wdCharacter, 1
rng.Collapse wdCollapseEnd
rng.Select

I would suggest adding a button to the Quick Access Toolbar to run the macro.

Hope this helps,
Doug Robbins - MVP Office Apps & Services (Word)
dougrobbinsmvp@gmail.com
Screen shots by Snagit from www.techsmith.com

6 people were helped by this reply

·

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.

 
 

Question Info


Last updated June 23, 2020 Views 4,423 Applies to: