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    Synchronized outline numbering in tables (2000)

    (Sorry for the obscure subject line, but I'm at a lose.)

    I have created a numbered outline for a training program (1. Introduction, 1.1. Course Objectives, etc.). For some reason, they want me to put it in a table with the outline in column A and the details in column B. The examples I've seen are horribly designed as they used exactly two cells for the whole table. That means lining up the two columns using hard returns <gack!>. Being a clever fellow, I've built my table with one cell for each level of the outline and an adjacent cell for the description.

    Still with me? It might look something like this:

    <table border=0><td>1. Introduction</td><td>Course introduction</td><td>1.1. Course Objectives</td><td>What the learners will learn</td><td>1.2. Stuff</td><td>Details of stuff</td></table>

    Not every outline entry has accompanying text, so there are some blanks. When my client looked at it, he was concerned the subject matter specialists might print it out and not be able to align the outline with the text (apparently some of these people have yet to pass Kindergarten geometry). So, now I'm expected to number the accompanying text <ack!>! (Lines were ruled out, by the way.)


    <table border=0><td>1. Introduction</td><td>1. Course introduction</td><td>1.1. Course Objectives</td><td>1.1 What the learners will learn</td><td>1.2. Stuff</td><td>1.2 Details of stuff</td></table>

    So, my question is, what is the airspeed velocity of an ... sorry, drifted off there for a moment. Is there a good (easy) way to make the have both columns in my table have the same numbers automatically? I just KNOW I'm going to have to move some of the information around and don't want to have to renumber by hand.

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    Re: Synchronized outline numbering in tables (2000)

    You can use a cross reference for the second number on each line, like in this example.

    StuartR

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    Re: Synchronized outline numbering in tables (2000)

    You could use cross references to the paragraph numbering of the first column. After shuffling the text, you'd need to update fields (F9) or print preview (or print) the document.

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    Not a bad idea

    I've not used cross references this century ... thanks for the whack on the side of the head! I have to update the fields, but it's better than updating the numbering!

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