Word 2003 and update "fields"...but not "fields"..

If any of you have a moment to consider this I would be grateful. Not a huge problem and I am sure I have done it in the past but just cannot think how.

The problem: A Letter / document etc. In the body it refers to a seperate "bundle" of documents for example "Item 1"..."Item 16" etc.

The thing is, the letter is being updated and so are the associated documents (with additional docs as well) So that what was the say third associated document now becomes the forth as another document has been inserted into the other bundle. Do you see where I am comming from?

In other words, what starts out as ten seperate documents refered to in the main letter now becomes 11. What I want to do is to change all the references to the seperates documents in the main letter automatically, so where 3 becomes 4 each time 3 appears in the main letter it is changed to 4 as are all the other sequential document references.

Not sure if I explained that too well, but any thoughts would be welcome...even if only to ask for clarification!!

  VoG II 20:10 07 Dec 03

If I understand correctly, a Cross-Reference might work. There are several possible ways of using Cross-Referencing but as an example:

Make your list of items into a numbered list.

Then, outside the list, Insert/Reference/Cross reference.

In Reference type choose numbered item and select the item to be referenced.

In Insert reference select "paragraph text".

Thanks VoG - I should have known the mere mention of the word "Field" would bring you out of hiding, your being the resident expert on Excel and all!!

Yes, thank you again, that seems to be exactly what it is I am looking for and I will see if I can get the thing to work tonight. Many thanks,

  VoG II 21:15 07 Dec 03

LOL :o))

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