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    Format Cross-References (2003 SP1)

    I have text that is repeated, but with a different format.

    I currently have the initial text bookmarked, and am using a cross-reference to repeat it later in the document. This requires hand formatting of the cross-reference if I want it to look different from the original text.

    Is there a way to automate this so that the cross-reference shows up with pre-assigned formatting?

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    Re: Format Cross-References (2003 SP1)

    Press Ctrl+F9 where you want to insert a cross reference.
    This will create field brackets { }.
    Don't type the brackets yourself, they won't work!
    Make it look like this:
    { REF <bookmark> * CharFormat h }
    where <bookmark> is the name of the bookmark.
    The h switch specifies that the reference will be a hyperlink. Omit if not desired.
    Press F9 to hide the field codes and update the field.
    The reference will take on the local formatting instead of the formatting of the bookmark.

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    Re: Format Cross-References (2003 SP1)

    OK. This is exactly what I wanted.

    So tell me, where is this * CharFormat option written up or discussed? Now that I know what I was looking for it was easy to find. But, can you suggest a spot with a list of options like this that I could keep for reference?

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    Re: Format Cross-References (2003 SP1)

    All info is in the help files, but I admit it's difficult to find things there if you don't know what you're looking for.

    I don't know of a comprehensive overview; you may find this useful:
    Word Fields: Part I (Microsoft Office and VBA Developer 2000)
    Microsoft Office Assistance: Format (*) field switch (click Show All)

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    Re: Format Cross-References (2003 SP1)

    Thanks. Both of those sites are pretty good.

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