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Cross reference equations, figures and tables.
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This add-on allows the user to label equations, figures and tables and refer to them within the text. It now also allows users to create labels for any element. These elements are numbered automatically and references are updated to match. If their order changes, references update to match. If one is removed, references to it are highlighted in red in the text. The text and style of references and labels can be customised. 

Insert labels and references as hyperlinks. Instead of a URL, add a code recognised by Cross Reference, then an underscore, then your choice of name.

For example, to label a graph of people's heights you would add text underneath the graph, highlight that text, press Ctrl+K to add a link and enter #figur_heights as the URL. The name 'heights' is chosen to be meaningful, but any name is fine. The codes for labels are as follows: #equat, #figur, #table. They are followed by an underscore, then the name. References are the same, but their codes are #equ, #fig, #tab. So to refer to our graph of heights we would add some text in a paragraph (e.g. the word 'figure'), highlight it, add a link with the url #fig_heights.

For full guidance, visit: https://github.com/davidrthorn/cross_reference/blob/master/README.md

To report an issue, please visit the github at https://github.com/davidrthorn/cross_reference
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A User of Cross Reference
August 8, 2019
it was great when to try it in blank document, but when i try it in real document i always got "We're sorry, a server error occurred. Please wait a bit and try again."
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A User of Cross Reference
July 10, 2019
simply genial
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A User of Cross Reference
April 2, 2019
Thank you very much for this great add-on! I wrote about how I use it along with other tools for writing academic documents at http://lcolladotor.github.io/2019/04/02/how-to-write-academic-documents-with-googledocs/#.XKPrEetKi50
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A User of Cross Reference
March 2, 2019
Exactly what I was looking for! Works like a charm
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A User of Cross Reference
January 23, 2019
I can make the list of figures using this add on, but how can I print the list of tables? Also, I have another issue, I am writing my Chapters as Chapter1, Chapter 2 ..etc and the figure numbers in Chapter 1 is like Figure 1.1, Figure 1.2 ..etc and for Chapter 2 is like Figure 2.1 and Figure 2.2.. etc. But when I merging Chapter 1 & Chapter 2 google doc, the "list of Figures" option shows configuration error
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A User of Cross Reference
January 17, 2019
Nice implementation. Tried it on a document with over 100 figures and it worked nicely. Generating the table of figures took about 10 minutes, but worked out fine in the end. Would be very useful to have a sidebar list of labeled figures to select to quickly insert references to figures, as the process of inspecting hrefs each time you need a add a reference is a little clunky.
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A User of Cross Reference
December 30, 2018
Great! I was able to use this add-on in order to manage bibliography cross references (numbered references in the text and a numbered list of references in the end of the document). I couldn't find another better way to do this without using this add-on.
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A user of Cross Reference
January 2, 2019
How do you use this tool for numbering references ??
Jeff Smith
December 6, 2018
I appreciate filling this Google Docs void. In my case, I first tried it on a small prototype. Figure and Table autonumbering and auto-Table of Contents worked (for only figures, not tables). Based on this I tried it on a larger doc with 80+ figures and found table of contents blew up for figures.
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A User of Cross Reference
October 10, 2018
Useful, but I kept getting an annoying error. It would read: One of your paragraphs contains more than one label. Paragraphs may contain multiple references, but only one label. You probably meant to insert a reference. The last label in the paragraph has been highlighed in red. But all of the labels were in separate paragraphs. I had to end up numbering my final figures by hand.
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A user of Cross Reference
December 5, 2018
This thing has worked beautifully for me up until now. Suddenly I am getting the same error.
A User of Cross Reference
July 23, 2018
It's very useful with figures and tables. Still, I have a bug when inserting a cross reference to an ecuation, the reference just disappears when the addon updates the document.
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