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How to remove error reference source not found in word?

“Error! Reference Source Not Found” message will occur when you work with a document in Microsoft Word, when you delete one caption or other content that is “referenced” somewhere else in the document. We should delete these error references from the document. This tutorial will give you some advice to remove all error references in Word.

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However when a referenced caption or content is deleted in document, you may not see the error message (Error! Reference Source Not Found) on your screen until you try to print the document, or if you save it and re-open it. Then how can we remove all such error reference in Word? You can do as following instructions.

Step 1: press ctrl-A to select all document then press F9 to unlock the fields. You can see error reference like this:

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Step 2: select the error message and press the Backspace or Delete key to remove it one by one.

This method is not very difficult to remove an error reference, but it is awful and tedious to remove all error reference if the document is long enough with several such error references.


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Actually there is a more convenient and quicker method to remove all error references in Word. You do not need to update the field. Kutools for Word’s Remove all error reference utility allows you to remove all error reference with one click.

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1. Click Enterprise > More > Error Cross-Reference on the Captions group. See screenshot:

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2. After clicking Error Cross-References options, there will pop up a Captions dialog to remind you the details of the removing. Please click OK to remove them. Note: If the Delete Text box is checked, then both the error-reference caption and the text will be removed.

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3. Now, a dialogue popping up to tell you how many “error! Reference source not found.” Will be remove in your document. Click OK to finish the removing.

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For more detailed information about Error Reference of Kutools for Word, please visit: Error Reference feature description.




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