# Cross-reference table numbers in a sub-document [closed]

Using a master document setup, you can easily reference chapters between subdocuments.

But how do you reference a table number from one subdocument in another subdocument? Is this about referencing number ranges or is there some kind of workaround?

What I'm looking for

The table in the sub-document has a caption like "Table 4.2: A table containing everything"

And the reference should be "For any information see table 4.2" (only the number should be referenced, not 'table')

I know how to cross-reference in a master document setup. Referencing chapters works, but when I reference tables across subdocuments, I just get a blank field...

How is this done?

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### Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp close date 2016-02-25 00:20:18.068902

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After some experimenting, the answer turned out to be simple.

1. mark the number range in the table caption (e.g. 4.2)
2. set a reference on the number range
3. insert references in other documents as usual

It works great, I don't know why this and previous questions did not get an answer with a solution.

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