Word fields not updating
The key to the problem is to be found in the way you edit cross-referenced items.
Situation: One or more cross-reference fields that should have referred to a heading number (or another numbered item) refer to section no. Alternatively, one or more fields refer to a wrong number after updating fields.
You may experience cross-reference fields that are not updated even if you changed the referenced item, e.g. The problem may also be that one or more fields refer to section no. Finally, the problem could be that one or more fields contain a lot of text where you expected a reference to a heading only.
This article explains how these errors occur and how to manually repair and prevent them.
For example, you can save language-specific custom cross-reference texts that contain placeholders for multiple cross-reference fields and insert the text, including all the cross-references, with a single click.
See the example below (field shading is turned to to make it easy to identify fields): Among the features are also special tools for detecting and handling cross-reference errors: The add-in includes a command that checks the document for errors – such as the cross-reference errors described on this page – and provides tools for repairing any errors found.
However, doing so could make your figure discontinuous.
Likewise, deleting or moving captions confuses the order of figures.
Please note that all free Word tips, macros, add-ins and demos are provided "as is" and without obligation. The add-in works with Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 on PC.This advanced add-in is not free but the return on investment is almost immediate.It will make all your future work with cross-reference faster and easier.As for problem 1 described above, the key to the problem is to be found in the way you edit cross-referenced items. View the demo below for an explanation of how the problem occurs and how you can solve it.Situation: One or more cross-reference fields that should have referred to the text of a heading or another item contain too much text after updating fields. The demo also explains what to do in order to prevent such errors.