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How do I avoid broken cross-references when moving figure captions?

Word has problems with cross references when track changes is on. Turn track changes off, make the change and turn it on again. In the case you described I think the hidden bookmark that points to ...
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Conveniently adding heading number AND text for a cross reference

I have written a macro to comfortably insert cross references, avoiding all the hassle of the cross reference dialog that you have described. It can insert either <heading-number> or <heading-...
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Fixed cross reference layout "Only label and number"

I was annoyed by the same thing, and even more by the fixed mini size of the dialog (shame on the responsible designer!). So I wrote a macro to insert cross references more comfortably. It works as ...
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Cryptic error from Sphinx: "Anonymous hyperlink mismatch"

I had the same issue, it seems my anonymous hyperlinks were not correctly formatted (in your case, 15 are not correctly formatted). Double check: `foo<http://foo.bar/>`__ : wrong `foo http://...
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Adding many cross-reference in MS2007/2010 is very tedious

Regarding the above instructions, I find it easier to "properly" insert a figure subtitle or table subtitle only once per document (steps 1-5). Then for any additional instance, just copy and ...
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Numbering equations based on chapter numbers in MS-Word

This question was asked a long time ago, but it may still be relevant for those who don't have MS Word 2016. Instead of captions which have to be cut/paste, you can enter proper fields into the right ...
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I don't want word to change certain cross references on update

If you're just manually editing the cross-reference field text, then yes it will update when fields are refreshed and revert back to the original text. Instead, for your bookmarks, don't include the ...
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Microsoft word - How to prevent/fix cross-reference Error! Reference source not found

I know where what go wrong now - Instead of cross-reference with type "Heading", use cross-reference with type "Numbered item". Explain: when use cross-reference with type "Heading" the bookmark ...
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How to insert a reference to a figure in Microsoft Word?

Once you have added the figure, configure the caption for it: Right-click on the figure and select Insert Caption... Set the Label and Position as you like them, but be sure to check Exclude label ...
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How to modify cross reference text in Microsoft Word?

Right-click on cross-ref, select Toggle Field Codes, that should change Fig. 1.1 to show something like { REF _Ref12345 }. Now in there, add \# 0, like so: { REF _Ref12345 \# 0 }. Richt-click again ...
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How can I change the order of items in a bibligoraphy?

It sounds as though you're simply running up against Word's internal rules for IEEE style, according to which the bibliography (or, more accurately, 'References' list) must be arranged in the order of ...
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How to add a dynamic reference in Microsoft Word?

Based on my test, it seems that you could use if field and Reference filed to get the following result. On my test environment, I create a Caption as "Picture 2", then I use the field { If {...
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How can I remove the parentheses from equation cross-references in Word?

It is an extra step. You need to cross-reference to a bookmark. You can bookmark just the number in the caption and assign a name to the bookmark like "Eq1." Then cross-reference to the ...
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How can I get a list of cross-references in Microsoft Word?

If you are wanting a list of everything for which a cross-reference has been made in a document, there is no such thing. You can search the document for Ref fields, though. Every time a cross-...
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Cross reference format

As far as I can tell, the only reliable way to do this is to add a \* Charformat switch to the { REF } field, i.e. reveal the code so that you see something like { REF _Ref120792894 \h } change it to ...
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How to modify cross reference text in Microsoft Word?

To expand on Herby's answer, if you would like to change the "Fig." text to something else, e.g. "Figure", you can add \# "Figure 0" to the field code instead of the \# ...
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How to modify cross reference text in Microsoft Word?

The solution is also: select unwanted parts of the text, choose Font, and set it to hidden.
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Using Cell Contents to reference a table

Use INDIRECT() =VLOOKUP("work",INDIRECT(A2&B2&C2),2,FALSE) The INDIRECT() function converts a text string into a cell or range reference. I would have tried concatenating the 3 portions of ...
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Using Cell Contents to reference a table

First thing; I am making the assumption you are using VLOOKUP wrong. VLOOKUP searches the left most column of the table_array for the lookup_value. In your case, it will not find "work" because I am ...
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Change Number Style

As explained here, the only way is to add zeroes before the field. The following is a complex but automatic solution to do this. As an example, enter "Bookmarked text" on page 15 of a document. On ...
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How can I change the order of items in a bibligoraphy?

One pretty nasty solution is to insert citation to your source in order that you want them to appear at the end. You incert them at the beggining of your document and you apply a "masked" format to ...
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Cross-Reference to Heading Text of Heading generates Error! Reference source not found. after source text is updated

Responding here, because this page seems to come up in google if you search for certain bookmark and cross-reference problems, specifically the "last character gets lost when I edit bookmarks&...
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MS Word: Create cross-reference linking to the top end of a figure, instead of figure labeling text below the image

I've changed my approach from the original answer. I'm also assuming that your style guide requires the visible caption below the image. Here's a way you can do this. You will need to create a new ...
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MS Word: Create cross-reference linking to the top end of a figure, instead of figure labeling text below the image

When I create links in my word documents, I use the Insert > Bookmark feature, in your case I would ensure that the picture is selected then insert bookmark, name this bookmark appropriately ie) ...
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Change referencing style from APA to IEEE in Microsoft Word

Did you use the "Insert Citation" button? If you did, then look on the References ribbon for Style. Click and change the style from APA to IEEE. (If you didn't use the "Insert Citation" feature of ...
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Excel - using a cell reference on another sheet in a RAND formula

Best on what I best understand your question, I suggest a following solution. Do check at your end and confirm if it meets your requirements. I see that you are looking at Probability as a Range. ...
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In Microsoft Word, how do I change the order of items in an enumerated list without breaking cross references?

When you cut and paste, make sure you press Enter at end of paragraph where you want to move entry to (instead of pressing Enter at start of paragraph). Example, cut Fred paragraph (including its ...
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