# Thread: Number beyond 'z' (2003)

1. ## Re: Number beyond 'z' (2003)

See Nifty Numbering in Word on Cindy Meister's website. The second subject is 'Generate a number sequence like Excel uses to number columns'.
Also see the thread starting at <post:=296,026>post 296,026</post:>.

Thank you!

3. ## Re: Number beyond 'z' (2003)

Your references have made very interesting reading, Hans. Now another question: How can I weave this code thing into an outline numbering scheme?

4. ## Re: Number beyond 'z' (2003)

If you really need to use this kind of numbering, you'll have to set it up yourself, you can't use the built-in outline numbering any more.

Personally, I'd either ensure that there are fewer than 27 items per level, or use 1.1.1 style numbering.

5. ## Re: Number beyond 'z' (2003)

One of my missions today is to persuade my admin services chief to accept the MS-Word default. That, or I'll chisel the list down to 26 items or fewer. After all, I'm the editor! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> The 1.1.1 numbering scheme is out of the question in this case. Thanks much!

6. ## Number beyond 'z' (2003)

For as long as I've been using Word, I've never encountered this one. I'm working on a publication that uses outline numbering. The scheme is Chapter 1 > 1-1 > a > (1). My problem developed at the third level. One area has so many items that the numbering runs beyond z.

Whoever created the original version of this publication treated this numbering situation thus: x, y, z, aa, ab, ac, ad, and so on. My template handles the numbering this way: x, y, z, aa, bb, cc, dd.... I asked a colleague how he would approach this situation, and his solution conforms with MS-Word's. I looked up the old printed version of this publication, and I see our admin services used the scheme I'm seeing in the new draft. My hunch is that admin services will insist on using aa, ab, ac....

If I must change the numbering scheme, is there a way to tell Word how to do it?

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