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I'm trying to find the easiest solution to adding in all cross-references in a large report. We have three authors of one report, each working on their own document, which will become a section of one report. So the contents three documents will be copy pasted into one master document. This document will contain many sections, tables, figures - all of which need to be cross-referenced.

What's the most effective way of cross-referencing? Thus far no field codes have been used for fear that they will not work once the documents are combined (from my experience, this is the case - any cross-references display as "error - cross-reference not found"). At the moment, all cross-references are simply typed in - this will become very confusing once the documents are combined and the editing process begins.

There's a tight timeframe for this, with editing taking place over the next 2 days (21-22 January 2014), so any responses will be required within that time (or today!) to be useful to me. I know chances of getting advice in that time are slim, but I thought this was worth a shot! I hope I've explained the situation clearly enough. Thanks in advance!
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Aside from certain complications involving cross-references between separate documents, there is no good reason why there should be any issues with combined documents that contain cross-references.

The only cause that I can see for problems - and it's an easily-avoided one - is if the different documents cross-reference the same bookmark names. In that case, only one of each bookmark will survive the merge and all the cross-references to the bookmark would then point to the survivor.
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