Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Inserting Page Number Cross-References.

Inserting Page Number Cross-References

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 18, 2020)

Word includes the capacity to add cross-references to page numbers in your document. For instance, you can insert a field that will automatically refer to a bookmark on another page. If the page number containing the bookmark changes, the page number cross-reference changes as well. To insert a page number cross-reference, follow these steps:

  1. Insert a bookmark on the page containing the information you want to cross-reference.
  2. Position the insertion point where you want the cross-reference to occur.
  3. Press Ctrl+F9 to insert field brackets. Make sure the insertion point stays between the brackets.
  4. Type pageref followed by the bookmark name used in step 1.
  5. Press F9 to update the field information.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (957) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Inserting Page Number Cross-References.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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