Word links not updating
Based mostly in Norwich, UK, Charles Jackson has been writing articles professionally for the Web since 2007.He has completed college-level English language and English literature studies.
This saves manually updating the contents of both an Excel spreadsheet and a Word document separately.option, you can format the way the table of contents will look: Choose a different style, hide page numbers, include more heading levels than the default three levels, and more.If you choose instead to create a manual table of contents, Word will add dummy text to the table instead of using your headings, you'll have to manually type in each entry, and Word won't be able to update the table of contents for you--not very much fun. Once you've chosen one of the automatic tables of contents or the custom option, Word will create the table of contents for you.Jackson maintains a travel blog and regularly writes for the travel market.Want to add a table of contents to your Word document, one that can be easily updated if you change your doc? All you have to do is format your Word document appropriately. Format your document using heading styles found on the Home tab, e.g., Heading 1, Heading 2, and so on.(adapted from a ‘Writing Tip’ email I recently sent to work colleagues [Word 2007 environment]) *************** Bottom line: Before releasing your document, turn off Track Changes then update the Table of Contents, List of Tables, and List of Figures so that they reflect the current headings, captions, and page numbers.
Some recent questions from my authors have related to updating the Table of Contents (TOC), List of Tables (LOT), and List of Figures (LOF), common things that can go wrong when doing so, and how to fix them. You had Track Changes turned on when you updated the TOC.
For more information, see the MS article ‘Create an external reference (link) to a cell range in another workbook’ You can link to cell addresses or names; obviously named ranges are safer because addresses can be affected by insertions or deletions in the source worksheet.
To find where links are used in a workbook, search in formulas for “.xl*!
To update a TOC: To update a LOF: Same procedure as for updating a LOT, but for step 2, you click anywhere inside the List of Figures first. If you’ve inserted or deleted a table or figure, then it’s possible that the table or figure caption won’t get listed in the LOT/LOF.
Dealing with the table/figure Track Changes by accepting/rejecting them usually sorts this out.
The two automatic tables can be updated when you change the heading text, rearrange the order of your content, or change between heading styles.