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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
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
July 11, 2017
Nice add-on! Maybe an example would be helpful for understanding: Some text about <text: figure, hyperlink: #fig_first>. Now some text about <text: figure, hyperlink: #fig_second>. The appropriate figure numbers will automatically be added to the above text based on the order of the figures below. <text: Figure, hyperlink: #figur_first>. Caption about the first figure here. <text: Figure, hyperlink: #figur_second>. Caption about the second figure here. Figure numbers will automatically be populated once clicking Add-ons --> Cross Reference --> Update document
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A User of Cross Reference
August 26, 2017
Simple addon that works just fine and saves a lot of hassle when referencing many figures. Thanks for this! I would love to see additional / arbitrary classes of references, specifically for supplementary figures and tables.
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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
October 20, 2017
Thank you a lot for this excellent add-on! And here is some suggestions based my personal experience. 1. it will be more convenient if code for labels can be longer than 5 letters, especially for supplemental data. 2. allow to customise parentheses, because for a cited literature section, it's common to list as [1] article1 [2] article2, etc. 3. having an import/export feature for back-up purpose.
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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
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
February 1, 2018
Excellent. One feature request which would round out the code nicely would be an option to number the cross referenced item (table or fig) based on when it is first referred to in the text. This would be useful for instance writing scientific manuscripts where usually figure legends are all at the end. Then when main text changes it is obvious how you need to reorder the legends at the end.
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Joe Allen
December 6, 2017
Nice implementation of a feature I've been hoping to find for a while, thanks!
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A User of Cross Reference
July 16, 2018
I really like it. However sometimes I have a bug, where the incremented number get crazy. Example: table 1, table 2, table 5, table 6. I checked everywhere in the document, the tables 5 and 6 should definitely be 3 and 4 instead. I removed all links, re-generated them, and still have the bug. Any suggestions?
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