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    Academic cross-referencing (Word 2003)

    I'm trying to learn cross-referencing. Having spent the last few hours searching both web and this forum it seems that simple single page number referencing is easy, however why should life be that simple! The author of the academic book I'm currently working on likes his references as either p. 123 or pp. 123-24 depending on whether the text block referenced covers more than one page. I can't see how Word can do this. Since I can insert a macro in a field my current idea is to write a macro to read "Start" and "End" bookmark references, work out if they cover more than one page and insert a suitably formatted bit of text into the field point, probably impossible but.......

    Is this feasible?
    Is there a better way?
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    Re: Academic cross-referencing (Word 2003)

    I think you're on the right track. If you insert a Start bookmark and End bookmark at the beginning and end of each "section", then you can insert Cross-references to each bookmark so that you get the page span.
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    Re: Academic cross-referencing (Word 2003)

    This sample document has two bookmarks, Start and End.

    The IF field at the start of page 1 checks to see if they are on the same page and generates the output you have asked for.
    Select the first line and type F9 to update the field after you have added enough blank lines to force the first bookmark to the same page as the second one.
    Select the first line, right click, and choose Toggle Field Codes to see how it works.

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    Re: Academic cross-referencing (Word 2003)

    That seems to work fine, many thanks. I'll try it in the book I'm currently editing. I hadn't realised that fields could be this powerful! <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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    Re: Academic cross-referencing (Word 2003)

    ..... and it works in Footnotes as well, fantastic !

    Life has just been made that little bit easier. <img src=/S/bananas.gif border=0 alt=bananas width=33 height=35> <img src=/S/bananas.gif border=0 alt=bananas width=33 height=35> <img src=/S/bananas.gif border=0 alt=bananas width=33 height=35> <img src=/S/bananas.gif border=0 alt=bananas width=33 height=35>

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