Use Bookmarks in Microsoft Word to Cross-Reference a Formula Link

Bookmarks in Word give you the ability to link back to them later.  In this post I’m going to explain how make a bookmark for income and expense numbers, then link back to them. I start off by creating a table and placing a formula =SUM(ABOVE) in it by clicking formulas from the Layout tab.

Table Word Formulas

After I have the formula, I select the total value for income then click the Insert tab–>Bookmark.

Name the boomark without spaces then click add.

Insert a Bookmark in Word

When my insertion point in position, I click Cross-Reference from the Insert or Reference tab. I choose “Bookmark” from the reference type drop down and “Bookmark text” from the Insert reference to dropdown. I also chose the bookmark I want from the which bookmark list.

Cross Reference Bookmarks Word

After clicking “Insert”, the formula value I want is there.

Bookmarks insert word

After right clicking the formulas and bookmarks I select update.

Word Bookmarks update right click

Tip: For the quickest way to update everything, select the whole document with Control + A. Then hit the F9 key to update all fields.

If you want to work with the Word document I used click here Bookmarks and Cross References


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