Working with cross-references

A Cross-reference allows you to refer to another part of your project within the current project; whereas, Reference a resource allows you to refer to separate resource. Typically, this might occur when you are discussing an image that you have inserted, and the cross-reference looks like this (see Figure 3).

 

When you insert a cross-reference there are three components:

  • Include: this allows you to select the object name to have in your x-ref (e.g., Heading, image type)  or leave this unchecked if you just want to refer the reader to location rather than a specific object (e.g., page 23)
  • Location:
    • Page number: include the page number for the item: (see Figure 3, page 7). You can format how the word 'page' will look in the Style>Cross-reference (e.g., page, 'p.', or nothing)
    • Above: this will add the text 'above' at the end of the cross reference (see Paragraph above)
    • Below: this will add the text 'below' at the end of the cross reference (see List below)
  • Text: you can enter the text you would like to insert before the reference; for example: see, refer

The default Style for a cross-reference does not contain any brackets. This will allow you to include the cross-reference in your text as well as appending it to a sentence. For example:

  • The data are contained in x-ref. Where x-ref will produce: Table 3 below.
  • "...this finding is consistent with the results (x-ref). Notice that I have added the brackets myself, and x-ref link will insert see Table 3, p. 6, as per my Style and cross-reference choices. 

 

Cross-reference an Image

  • Select the Image writing object you want to refer to
  • Tap Create Cross-reference
  • Include the Image caption and number, if you require (e.g. Table 3)
  • Include the location of the object: Page number, the text 'above' or the text 'below'
  • Text: you can enter the text you would like to see before the reference; for example: see, refer
  • Style cross-reference (go to Style>Reference>Cross-reference); for example: {text} {cross-reference}, page {page number}
  • Sample output: see Figure 3, page 7
 

Cross-reference a Heading

  • Select the Heading writing object you want to refer to
  • Tap Create Cross-reference
  • Include the Heading text, if you require (e.g. Introduction)
  • Include the location of the object: Page number, the text 'above' or the text 'below'
  • Text: you can enter the text you would like to see before the reference; for example: see, refer
  • Style cross-reference (go to Style>Reference>Cross-reference); for example: {text} {cross-reference}, page {page number}
  • Sample output: see Introduction, page 7 [note that 'Introduction' is the actual heading text]

Cross-reference an object page number only

  • Select the Paragraph/List/Long Quote/Heading writing object you want to refer to
  • Tap Create Cross-reference
  • Leave the object name check box unchecked
  • Include the location of the object: Page number, the text 'above' or the text 'below'
  • Text: you can enter the text you would like to see before the reference; for example: see, refer
  • Style cross-reference (go to Style>Reference>Cross-reference); for example: {text} {cross-reference}, page {page number}
  • Sample output: see page 7

Cross-reference a Footnote

  • Select the Footnote writing object you want to refer to
  • Tap Create Cross-reference
  • Include the Footnote and its number, if you require
  • Include the location of the object: Page number, the text 'above' or the text 'below'
  • Text: you can enter the text you would like to see before the reference; for example: see, refer
  • Style cross-reference (go to Style>Reference>Cross-reference); for example: {text} {cross-reference}, page {page number}
  • Sample output: see Footnote 13, page 7 

 

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