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I'm writing a word document that contains many figures. I know example how to number the figures. My problem is that I don't know how to link the figure to a specific text. For example.

Let's say I want to write the following:

Figure 3-3 shows you the chosen dress for 30% of under-24-years-old girls in Lisbon.

how can I link the word Figure 3-3 to my actual figure?

I could add a field myself and link it to a figure, but let's say I added a figure before that figure, then the number of that figure will change and my text will point to another figure.

so basically guys i want to ask you how to link a text to a dynamic figure and text updated with the actual number of the figure.

I'm working on this word

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Use cross-references:

A cross-reference refers to an item that appears in another location in a document. For example, you can mention "Figure 1" in your document and refer the reader to the figure's location elsewhere in the document. By default, Word inserts a cross-reference as a hyperlink that you can click to be taken directly to the cross-referenced item. You can create cross-references to items such as headings, footnotes, bookmarks, captions, and numbered paragraphs. If you add or remove content that causes the referenced item to move, you can update the cross-reference.

Normally in MS word cross-reference can be added via "Insert" menu. There are different options allowing you to insert the numbered-item, item text, page or paragraph number of the object you referencing.

Every time you want to refresh the cross-references you can use a combination of

  • Ctrl + A (select all)
  • F9 (refresh)

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Pick up your phrase (Figure 3-3) and make a right-click on it. In the list pick "Add a hyper link" and write needed link in the window. Press OK and violas - your link should be in the document!

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