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In Word 2007, I want to put a reference into the footer, which already exists in a table on the first page.

I made a Word template for a letter and there is a small table on the first page. It contains a date, a reference, et cetera. I need this reference (which changes every time) to be automatically shown in the footer.

Is this possible? We always forget to change the footer if we can't do it automatically.

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I think you can do this using Cross Reference:

  1. Place the cursor in the footer where you want the reference to appear
  2. Click the Insert tab and select Cross-reference enter image description here

  3. Select the Reference type you have (numbered item, heading, etc) and you will see the available references.

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I'm using Word 2010, but things should look pretty much the same as in Word 2007. I hope this helps.

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thanks, but i cant see the available references. –  khalid Mar 29 '12 at 13:08
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