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I can reference it,

put in reference #1... to reference #10

and then cross reference reference #10 to reference #5

then you add a new reference #4

and the cross reference doesnt update.

How can you get the cross references to update automatically?

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What kind of references are you using? – splattne Jul 16 '09 at 11:39
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Microsoft Word inserts cross-references as fields. If an item you referred to in a cross-reference isn't correct, you need to manually update the cross-reference fields by selecting a specific cross-reference or the entire document and then pressing F9. Another option is to reference bookmarks.

Here are some resources you could check:

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