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How do I create a cross-reference to a heading in Writer

asked 2018-03-12 04:00:52 +0200

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What steps would I take to create a cross-reference to a heading?
HEADING . . . see HEADING for more details

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answered 2018-03-12 05:46:33 +0200

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updated 2018-03-14 10:26:12 +0200

  1. Insert > Cross-reference. Alternatively, open the "Fields" dialog (Insert > Field > More Fields or Ctrl+F2) and click the Cross-references tab.
  2. Select "Headings" under Type and "Reference" under Insert reference to.
  3. A list of headings should appear. Select one and click the Insert button.

Edit: Improved as per @Jim K's comment. Revisions for clarity.

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Insert -> Cross-reference requires fewer steps.

Jim K gravatar imageJim K ( 2018-03-12 14:51:15 +0200 )edit

OK, it does enter the title of the heading if 'Reference' is selected. Items in the table of contents are link-able (clicking while holding down the left Ctrl key). The cross reference is not link-able. Is it possible to make it link-able?

context15 gravatar imagecontext15 ( 2018-03-12 20:34:45 +0200 )edit

When I click on the cross-reference of a heading, it jumps to the heading. Tested with LO 5.4.3.2 starting with a blank document.

Jim K gravatar imageJim K ( 2018-03-13 15:14:26 +0200 )edit

Ah, I've gotten so used to having to open the Fields dialog that I completely overlooked the shortcut. Thanks @Jim K.

KH gravatar imageKH ( 2018-03-14 01:08:39 +0200 )edit
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