Automatically update cross references within document

June 1, 2011

Automatically update cross references within document


Select the whole document (Ctrl-A) and update the Fields (F9).


Switching to Print Preview and back will refresh the view.


Alternatively, you can set the option to update fields before printing:

In Word 2007, click the Office button -> Word Options ->In the Display category, select "Update fields before printing.


Print Preview works for REF fields even if you don't select the option to update fields at print.


You can search for REF (cross-reference) fields if you first display field codes (press Alt+F9 to show/hide field codes). In the Find and Replace dialog box, you can use ^d REF for "Find what”.


Any cross-reference that points to a non-existing bookmark will show the error message

"Error! Reference source not found".

The bookmark needs to be updated with a new reference or deleted.

All identical cross-references need the same change, toggle all field codes (Alt+F9). You can then use Find and Replace (Ctrl+H) to search for the old bookmark name and replace it with the new one.

Update fields (CTRL + A then F9).


Parts of Speech

June 1, 2011

In years gone by teachers used a little rhyme to help their students learn the parts of speech by giving definition and example.  The rhyme dates back to 1855 and was written by educators David B. Tower and Benjamin F. Tweed.

Parts of Speech

by David B. Tower and Benjamin F. Tweed

A noun's the name of anything;
As: school or garden, hoop or swing.

Adjectives tell the kind of noun;
As: great, small, pretty, white, or brown.

Three of these words we often see,
Called articles - a, an, and the.


Continue reading...

Interesting Facts

April 21, 2011

Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

Lollipop is the longest word typed with your right hand.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.

'Dreamt' is the only English word that ends in the letters 'mt'.

The sentence: 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog' uses every letter of the alphabet.

The words 'racecar', 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

There are only four w...

Continue reading...

Haiku Poetry

March 15, 2011

A Haiku is a structured unrhymed 17 syllable poem of Japanese origin that usually has a seasonal reference.

The structure is:

Line 1 - 5 syllables

Line 2 - 7 syllables

Line 3 - 5 syllables

4 Haiku verses representing each of the seasons


Wonderful blossoms

And lemon scented perfume

Cover the dark limbs


Green leaves provide shade

Shielding the heat of the day

From life underneath


Colour changing leaves

Form a delightful display

Then fall to the ground



Continue reading...

Parts of a Sentence

March 5, 2011

Parts of a Sentence

There are eight main parts of a sentence: Nouns, Verbs, Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections.

The following table provides a definition and example for each of the parts of a sentence.






Also see Article

An adjective modifies or describes a noun or pronoun.


Answers the questions


How many?

What kind?

great, small, pretty, white, brown


text book

five m...

Continue reading...

How to quote a quotation

February 24, 2011

There are two types of quotation marks: single quotes (...) and double quotes (...).  Australian and UK usage prefers single quotation marks in normal text while American English usage prefers double quotation marks.  As a general rule the type of quotation mark used when quoting is opposite that used throughout the body of the text.  For the purpose of this exercise I will use double quote marks when quoting text.

General rules to follow when you quote a quotation:

1.    If t...

Continue reading...

Julie's Blog

I am the Senior Editor with Look See Editing Services and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. I have dealt with publications i.e. writing, editing, and publishing for the past 14 years. This includes the production of technical and aviation manuals, writing and editing processes and procedures, and editorial support for bids and tenders. I am proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, OneNote and Publisher, Versions 1997-2003, 2007 and 2010.