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    AutoNum format (2003)

    I want to use an AutoNum field for a series of items in a document. The format should be "Deliverable One...Two...Three." That is, with the numbers spelled out. When I use Insert > Field..., however, I don't see that format as a choice. How can I get this?

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    Re: AutoNum format (2003)

    Insert the AutoNum field without specifying formatting.
    Right-click the field and select Toggle Field Codes from the popup menu (or click in the field and press Shift+F9).
    You'll see <code>{ AUTONUM }</code>
    Make it look like this: <code>{ AUTONUM * CardText * Caps }</code>
    Press F9 to hide the field codes and update the field.

    * CardText tells Word to spell out the numbers. * Caps tells Word to capitalize the first letter of every word.

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    Re: AutoNum format (2003)

    Hans: One little problem. I get the spelled out number, but it's not capitalized. (I get "one".) Here's how the field looks:
    <font face="Georgia"> { AUTONUM * CardText * Caps }</font face=georgia>.

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    Re: AutoNum format (2003)

    That appears to be a problem with the AutoNum field. Try using the SEQ field instead:

    { SEQ mynum * CardText * Caps }

    Remember, don't type the field braces { } yourself, use Insert | Field or press Ctrl+F9 instead. In the field code, mynum is the (arbitrary) name for the sequence.

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    Re: AutoNum format (2003)

    Perfect! Attaboy, Hans!

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