Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am compiling a document full of figures with captions and cross-referencing them in a paragraph before the figure. My problem is if I add a new figure before another, the cross-reference gets mucked up. The link actually takes me to the right figure, but the cross-reference text is wrong. It doesn't get updated. Is there a quick fix for this? Thanks.

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Press Ctrl + A to select all, then press F9. This updates the text for all references.

share|improve this answer
Nice!! All this time I didn't know this.. – O_O May 11 '11 at 23:18

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.