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    liner
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    Automatic number sequencing (2003)

    I would like to be able to have the following text generated automatically:

    This is number 1 of a series
    This is number 2 of a series
    ....etc.

    When I use { AUTONUM } I get the following
    This is number 1. of a series
    This is number 2. of a series

    How do I get AUTONUM to drop the dot following the number?

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    Re: Automatic number sequencing (2003)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 30-May-08 19:08. First attempt wasn't entirely clear.)</P>Forget about the preformatted AUTONUM and LISTNUM fields and try SEQ. Each SEQuence field needs a name so it can be distinguished from other ones. For example, these --

    { SEQ MySouvenirsCollection }
    { SEQ MyTequilaCollection }

    -- can be used side by side in the same area of the document without interfering with one another:

    This is number { SEQ MySouvenirsCollection } of a series of souvenirs ==> 1
    This is number { SEQ MySouvenirsCollection } of a series of souvenirs ==> 2
    This is number { SEQ MyTequilaCollection } of a series of tequilas ==> 1
    This is number { SEQ MySouvenirsCollection } of a series of souvenirs ==> 3
    This is number { SEQ MyTequilaCollection } of a series of tequilas ==> 2

    If you copy and paste an SEQ field, it will not immediately renumber. Select it (or select all) and press F9 to update the numbering.

    Does this fit your needs?

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    liner
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    Re: Automatic number sequencing (2003)

    Yes, it will do just fine. Just a quick question: Do I need to define { SEQ MySouvenirsCollection } at the start of the document, or can I simply add it as needed?

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    Re: Automatic number sequencing (2003)

    The first occurrence of the field will start the numbering sequence at 1 (unless you explicitly specify otherwise). So simply insert the field where you need it.

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