Selection.InsertCrossReference method (Word)

Inserts a cross-reference to a heading, bookmark, footnote, or endnote, or to an item for which a caption label is defined (for example, an equation, figure, or table).


expression. InsertCrossReference( _ReferenceType_ , _ReferenceKind_ , _ReferenceItem_ , _InsertAsHyperlink_ , _IncludePosition_ , _SeparateNumbers_ , _SeparatorString_ )

expression Required. A variable that represents a Selection object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
ReferenceType Required Variant The type of item for which a cross-reference is to be inserted. Can be any WdReferenceType or WdCaptionLabelID constant or a user defined caption label.
ReferenceKind Required WdReferenceKind The information to be included in the cross-reference.
ReferenceItem Required Variant If ReferenceType is wdRefTypeBookmark, this argument specifies a bookmark name. For all other ReferenceType values, this argument specifies the item number or name in the Reference type box in the Cross-reference dialog box. Use the GetCrossReferenceItems method to return a list of item names that can be used with this argument.
InsertAsHyperlink Optional Variant True to insert the cross-reference as a hyperlink.
IncludePosition Optional Variant True to insert "above" or "below," depending on the location of the reference item in relation to the cross-reference.
SeparateNumbers Optional Variant True to use a separator to separate the numbers from the associated text. (Use only if the ReferenceType parameter is set to wdRefTypeNumberedItem and the ReferenceKind parameter is set to wdNumberFullContext.)
SeparatorString Optional Variant Specifies the string to use as a separator if the SeparateNumbers parameter is set to True.


If you specify wdPageNumber for the value of ReferenceKind, you may need to repaginate the document to see the correct cross-reference information.


This example inserts a sentence that contains two cross-references: one cross-reference to heading text, and another one to the page where the heading text appears.

With Selection 
 .Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseStart 
 .InsertBefore "For more information, see " 
 .Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseEnd 
 .InsertCrossReference ReferenceType:=wdRefTypeHeading, _ 
 ReferenceKind:=wdContentText, ReferenceItem:=1 
 .InsertAfter " on page " 
 .Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseEnd 
 .InsertCrossReference ReferenceType:=wdRefTypeHeading, _ 
 ReferenceKind:=wdPageNumber, ReferenceItem:=1 
 .InsertAfter "." 
End With

See also

Selection Object

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