Microsoft Word/error warning
QUESTION: hi Suzanne, how've you been?
I use Word 2013 and Windows 7.
I have a large (is 100 pages considered large?) document with lots of graphics.
The problem: I'm noticing quite a few mentions of "Error.Reference Source not found".
They are all a result of using cross-references where a caption,adjacent to a graphic, also appears in nearby text.
I'm puzzled because many of these error messages appear in places where I DID NOT use the cross-reference option. In other words, mention of the caption in the text was done by MANUALLY ENTERING THE CAPTION in the nearby text.
I always believed that the error message could only appear if cross-referencing was used.
In any case, what can I do when the error message appears? Is there a way to restore the actual text of the caption?
I hope I've written a clear question. If not, my apologies. You know how much I value your replies.
ANSWER: Your question seems quite clear, but the problem you describe sounds quite baffling. If you press Alt+F9 (or Shift+F9 with the insertion point in the error message), do you see a REF field? If so, then you must somehow have inserted a cross-reference (though it's not clear why it would generate an error).
Did you perhaps copy/paste the caption instead of retyping it? If so, then since the caption itself of course contains a (SEQ) field, this might generate some sort of error. In any case, what happens if you delete the error text and retype the caption in the text?
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QUESTION: Hi Suzanne!
Thanks for your reply. I'm totally baffled.
First, when I press Alt+F9, in one case, I see a REF field.
Second, no, I didn't copy/paste the caption; I retyped it manually.
Third, I'm seeing the "Error...." message anew, meaning it is appearing in places where I entered manual caption data.
As to your last question, I will try to retype the caption in the text and see what happens.
I'll be in touch.
If you see a REF field, there's definitely a cross-reference there. I would think that a cross-reference would actually be a good thing, at least if you are including the caption number, because it could then be updated automatically. If you're repeating just the caption text, then it wouldn't matter, and you should definitely type it rather than copy/paste it just to be on the safe side.
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