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Cross reference equations, figures and tables.
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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Hector Newman
April 5, 2021
Super Useful App-on, thanks! Really useful and works well. One thing I notice is that sometimes the label will be in a different font to the surrounding text, it goes to Cambria (this is not the default text of the doc). Is this a known bug?
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David Rowthorn
April 8, 2021
If you've just changed the font directly for your text, try setting your font for the document using the "normal" style from the styles menu. The add on should apply that style.
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William Girard
December 22, 2020
This has been insanely useful for engineering reports. Mess around with it to get used to it and dont forget that it also does tables and equations.
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Samson Assefa
December 11, 2020
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Debashish Sharma
November 27, 2020
Can we refer to a particular item in an enumerated list ? Say,I have a list of enclosures at the end of a document. In the body of the document, I want to refer something like "Enclosure number 6", where the number is generated automatically corresponding to the label.
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David Rowthorn
April 8, 2021
Have you tried creating a custom label type for this? You could make the label text one character long and set the colour to white so that your wouldn't actually show in the list. Then just use as a normal label items you want to refer to.
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Dr Gareth Davies
August 26, 2020
Very useful add-on. The "create a list of figures (beta)" feature has had a bug for months that I'm hoping will be resolved soon (I'll up the star rating accordingly). It terminates figure descriptions on a period which means that text after any decimal number or multisentence text is lost in the summary table. Detecting a paragraph return as the terminating character instead would work better (not a line break as sometimes these are also needed in descriptions for formatting). I hope the same feature is also rolled out for tables too. I'd happily give it five stars if this is implemented.
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Valentyn Stadnytskyi
August 23, 2020
This is a very nice add-on. Is it a bug or how do I renumber figures if I need to add one at the beginning of the document? If I add a figure before already added figures, it gets next number instead of becoming number 1 and incrementing the label number of all the rest figures by 1.
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Lyubomir Slavilov
July 16, 2020
Hi there, This is a really cool add-on. I have problem creating custom configuration. Let's say I have label defined with #picsy and reference defined with #pic. Once I save the config and run the update procedure an error Pops up saying that it can not recognise #pic. On top os that if I close the side bar and reopen it - my configuration is lost. How can I mitigate this problem?
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A User of Cross Reference
June 18, 2020
This is super helpful for me while I struggle to write my research dissertation in Google Docs - thank you! A bit of a learning curve, but once mastered it works really well. A big 'thank you' to davidrowthorn for developing this and making it freely available! I love the "Create list of figures" feature (in Beta). It would be great to have this for Tables as well, and to have a little control over how the page numbers are displayed - for me they have a decimal point, which isn't helpful.
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PIL Turipana
January 22, 2021
How did you solve the problem of figures for each chapter? They must numbered for each chapter: Figure 2.1, Figure 2.2. I create a new reference configuration but I can not create lists for them.
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David Rowthorn
September 13, 2020
Thanks you for your review. Good news: list of tables is now available!
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A User of Cross Reference
May 17, 2020
Could be easier to use. When I clicked apply, shifted the label to be BEFORE the equation instead of being AFTER. I'd prefer if the numbering was (1) instead of just 1 which looks naked without the parenthesis.
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David Rowthorn
September 7, 2020
Parenthesis are now supported. Just go to the configuration sidebar and add a suffix to your labels/references. Cheers
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Don Morton
April 13, 2020
I'm pretty happy with this so far! There ain't no easy way to do this, and yeh, it's a bit cumbersome dealing with the #figur and #fig notations, but as a three-decade veteran of LaTeX, I think the work vs payoff is reasonable enough, and I heartily thank the author for taking the time to do this. The configuration section seems to allow for a variety of styles.
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David Rowthorn
September 7, 2020
Thanks for the positive review!
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