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Smart References is a cross referencing feature for Google Docs. A Smart Reference contains a reference to a heading or numbered list item elsewhere in the document. When the document is changed, such as by updating a header or list item number, all the Smart References in the document can be synchronized at once so they display the new header text and list numbers.
Smart References is a cross referencing feature for Google Docs, which can be installed from the Add-ons menu inside the Docs app. A Smart Reference is a text element that contains a reference to a heading or numbered list item elsewhere in the document. When the document is changed, such as by updating a header or list item number, all the Smart References in the document can be synchronized at once so they display the new header text and list numbers.

Use Smart References instead of regular text to reduce hassle and potential for mistakes when maintaining documents that are structured as numbered lists or that make frequent reference to previous sections. Good examples might be the clauses in a contract or a lengthy dissertation.
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Alexander Valencia
March 2, 2021
Good app. Does what declare. Google should integrate this into default functionality as this is present in Office Word.
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Brent Marsh
February 9, 2021
I have a document where some of the numbered text sits inside a table. Smart References was not able to see references to this text. While referencing numbered text is possible generally, I was not able to create references to numbered text that sits inside a table. For me that means the tool is not usable - which is a shame because it seems like it otherwise works well.
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Jordan Rapp
February 5, 2021
Worked great. Easy integration. An obvious feature that GDocs left out, but thankfully it was provided by this great user.
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Pamela Crawford
February 1, 2021
A useful tool. Some delay in response but once figured that out, works well.
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Martin Görner
January 6, 2021
I use it to cross-reference figures in a document. It works perfectly. Just remember that lists in Google docs do not have to be contiguous. All the figures in your doc can be part of the same numbered list, even if they are spread throughout different sections. Add "Figure " as a list number prefix in the list settings. Then copy-paste the figure caption to create a new figure caption that will continue the numbering. This by the way is a feature of Google docs, not of the plugin. The Smart References plugin can then be used to create and update references to all you figures. When you insert a new figure in the doc, Google docs will automatically re-number all you figures because they are part of the same numbered list. And when you click "update references" in the Smart References plugin, all the references will be updated too. Fantasctic!
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Debashish Sharma
November 28, 2020
It's very simple and works excellently !
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Divinity Arnett
November 9, 2020
this thing is so much garbage`
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Steven Fine
November 8, 2020
great
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Nick
November 7, 2020
Works smooth, does what is sais it does. Thanks for supporting ease of working! ^^
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David Rappoport
October 12, 2020
Very useful and simple to use.
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