How to cross-reference an image in Word
Thread poster: eirinn

eirinn  Identity Verified
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Mar 3, 2005

Hi, if anybody could help me I would be grateful because I am losing precious time in trying to figure that out. I think Trados damaged my file as well, as it always does when I have this kind of text (loads of pictures and cross-references). I am pulling my hair.

So, I know how to cross-reference titles and headings, but how to you cross-reference images? The images are called "Image 1" "Image 2" etc, up to 60 or something, and are cross-referenced in the body so you can access them directly by pressing control+click on the cross-reference. Only a couple of them don't work, I get the "Error, Not a valid bookmark self-reference" as a field (that is, greyed out) when I should have "Image x" where x is greyed out.

I am sure it is pretty simple when you know how to do that, but I have looked and tried in vain. I looked unter Insert/Bookmarks, Insert/Cross-Reference, Tools/Fields and found nothing.
Thank you!


Alaa Zeineldine  Identity Verified
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Use captions Mar 3, 2005

You can use the insert menu to add captions to your images. The default caption label is "Figure 1.", etc., but you can replace that with the label of your choice. You can then cross-reference captions as you do with tables and headings.


[Edited at 2005-03-04 13:35]


eirinn  Identity Verified
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Thanks I thought about that Mar 3, 2005

The weird thing is that the images and the caption "image x".. are already in the text, but those captions do not appear anywhere.

I am really at a loss and I don't know where to look anymore.


Bilingualduo  Identity Verified
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matter of style? Mar 4, 2005

Hi, have you checked whether the style of the captions being greyed out is the same of the others? you should press style info. select two captions and compare the two styles. Generally, captions are automatically generated in a set style, called, for instance 'caption'. If this gets changed for any reason, or the format is change, Word does not recognise it any longer as caption and will not include it as a cross reference.
After having checked, eventually changed what needs be changed, you should refresh the link.



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