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I am currently writing my master thesis, and in this thesis I present a lot of definitions and theorems. Throughout the whole master thesis I reference to these definitions and theorems a lot, so I wanted to create an appendix that lists all definitions and theorems I present. Doing this manually is a lot of work, so my question is if it is possible to do this in an automated way using Word 2010. I searched a bit, but I could not find anything that does what I want.

What I want to achieve is the following:

  • Automatic numbering of definitions/theorems based on the chapter/section in which it is presented
  • Generate an overview of all definitions/theorems presented in the document, which includes the title, number and text of the definitions/theorems
  • References to definitions/theorems in the text, that automatically update if the numbering of definitions/theorems changes when new ones are added or existing ones deleted

If this is not possible, is it at least possible to create a listing of the numbers/titles of the definitions/theorems and the page at which they can be found?

Any tips or links are appreciated!

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A custom style using a numbered list should do the trick. But it may be quirky if it gets too big. You could consider switching to LaTeX if you have the time. –  James May 5 '11 at 15:13
    
Does a custom style using a numbered list allow numbering based on the section it is in? As an example, if I want to add some definitions/theorems to section 2.2, I would like the numbering to start at 2.2.1 and continue with 2.2.2, etc. And for a section 3.3 the numbering should look like 3.3.1, 3.3.2, etc. –  Jan-Henk May 5 '11 at 18:18
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I found the solution myself, but I cannot answer my own question right now, because I am a new user. An easy solution is to make use of captions and cross references. For a caption type you can assign a numbering that is based on the headings of the chapter you add the caption to. This can be found in the References tab of the ribbon. –  Jan-Henk May 5 '11 at 18:42

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From my comment on the question:

An easy solution is to make use of captions and cross references. For a caption type you can assign a numbering that is based on the headings of the chapter you add the caption to. This can be found in the References tab of the ribbon.

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