Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Outline (2003)

  1. #1
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    784
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Outline (2003)

    Dear Loungers,

    I am working in a document based on several chapters, and within each chapters, I am using outline levels based on headings (outline level 1 = heading 1). HOwever, Word thinks that the numbering at Outline level 1 should continue from the numbering of the previous chapter. But I want each new chapter title (which is based only on the normal style) to interrupt the numbering of heading 1 adn cause it to restart. I tried right-clicking on the first roman number of outline level 1 at the start of each chapter and selecting "restart numbering," but that doesn't work. Any other sugestions?

    Regards,

    JMT

  2. #2
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts

    Re: Outline (2003)

    I'd use Heading 1 for the chapter titles, and Heading 2 for the subdivisions within each chapter. The numbering of Heading 2 should automatically restart within each chapter.

  3. #3
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    10,550
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: Outline (2003)

    If you use Heading 1 for the chapters, you can format it to look like Normal - if that is the appearance you want for your chapter titles.

    StuartR

  4. #4
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    784
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Outline (2003)

    Dear Hans,

    That woudl be a TON of work; if I were to make the chapters into Heading 1, then everything that is currently heading 2 would have to be switched to heading 2; and everything that is heading 2 would need to be changed to heading 3, etc., and on top of all of this, I would also have to modify heading 2 so it looks like heading1; heading 3 so it looks like heading 2, etc., to make the document look the same as it does now. All of this just ot get Word to restart the numbering scheme of heading 1 at the start of each chapter? Is there no easier way? Why doesn't right-clicking and selecting "Restart numbering" appear ot work, as it usually does?

    Regards,

    JMT

  5. #5
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts

    Re: Outline (2003)

    That's what you get if you set up the document incorrectly... <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    You should always work with Word's features instead of going against them and then jumping through hoops to work around them.

  6. #6
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    784
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Outline (2003)

    Dear Hans,

    These were originally separate documents and heading one correctly corresponded to the principal divisions of the document. When I combined these documents into a master document, I created a new style called "Main Heading" for the chapter titles (since heading 1 originally was taken by the main divisions within each chapter). So there was no way around this problem.

    Regarding getting Word to restart the numbering of the Heading 1 divisions within each chapter, I report that it is possible. I don't know exactly what I did, but I think I deleted the first appearance of Heading 1 in the new chapter (which started at "IV," continuing from the previous chapter), then manually typed in "I," and when that didn't work (Word then took this heading and manually configured it to Heading 2), I pressed "control Z" a couple of times and voilą, I find myself with the numbering correctly starting with "I" in the new chapter.

    Regards,

    JMT

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •