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In my open office document I occasionally have little notes saying something like (see p31). Is there some way I could insert some kind of anchor for these so that they automatically update if I add or remove a few pages somewhere. It's getting on my nerves having to go and update them all manually.

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I think I found a way you can do it:

  • Go to the page you wish to refer to by number.
  • Go to Insert->Cross Reference....
  • Choose Set Reference in the left-hand pane
  • Enter a name and click OK.
  • Go to the page where you want to insert the page number.
  • Go to Insert->Cross Reference... again
  • Ensure Insert Reference is selected in the left-hand pane and choose the reference you added earlier.
  • In the Insert reference to section ensure Page is selected.
  • Click OK.

There are also options to reference existing parts of the document, e.g. headers. There is some documentation available for this:

Note that the fields sometimes take a while to update automatically. If you press F9 then if forces them to be refreshed.

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