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Re: referencing auto-numbered cell

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  • Subject: [mg111981] Re: referencing auto-numbered cell
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 02:38:32 -0400 (EDT)

The Insert->Automatic Numbering... dialog box can do this.  Just choose the=

style of cellA and choose the cell tag "exercA".


John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

On Sun, 22 Aug 2010 08:09:24 -0400 (EDT), Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> I have a cell style (Exercise) in a style sheet whose definition
> includes a CounterIncrements option (CounterIncrements->"Exercise").
> Suppose I have a particular cell, call it cellA, with that style.   Into
> that cell I've inserted an Automatic Numbering number for counter
> Exercise. And I've given that cell the cell tag "exercA".
> In another, text, cell, say cell cellB, how can I insert the NUMBER of
> that cellA?
> Of course I want to do this in a robust way: if the automatic number of
> cellA later changes because I insert or delete other Exercise cells
> before it that also have the same Automatic Numbering counter, then in
> cellB the number referenced from cellA should correspondingly change.
> (Of course I already know how to insert simply a hyperlink to that other
> cell: that's trivial. But that's not what I'm asking.)
> It looks like I'm trying to include some kind of Dynamic object within
> these cells, but I don't know how, even looking at the cells' underlying
> expressions (with Ctrl Shift E) .

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