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    Style Numbering - different formats of same number

    I am working in Word 2003 SP3.

    I have a style numbering issue with Deeds. I have a deed template set up with heading 1 as "1." and bold uppercase. Heading 2 is "1.1" and bold.

    What I need is a separate style for a non bold non heading version of 1.1 but continuing.

    I have managed to set up a separate style based on heading 2 and removed the bold and keep with next for this purpose. This does work, but not how I would like it to. I had to remove the bold from the style number 1.1 so that the new number was not bold. I need to make the heading 1.1 bold and have the new style number not bold.

    I am now recreating this template and would like to do this correctly but I don't know how.

    I am attaching the template and hope someone is able to assist me.

    I have very little VBA knowlege but if that is the only way to do this, I will work with that.

    Thanks in advance.
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    In your template, you've properly got the numbering outline set up, with a Heading style associated with each level of the numbering outline - so Heading 2 is associated with the second level of the numbering outline, which produces the "1.1".

    The problem you face is that you can't (properly) associate a second, different style, with the second level of the numbering outline - each level can only be associated with one style. And if you try to somehow associate a second, different style with the second level of the numbering outline, you'll only break the first outline - essentially ending up with two different, broken outlines.

    I'd make the Non-heading style not associated with any autonumbering, and use a ListNum field at the start of any Non-heading paragraphs, to insert numbering that follows the numbering outline. You could even set up a dummy paragraph like that, save it as an autotext, and then add a button to your custom toolbar to "Insert Non-heading paragraph".

    Gary

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    Thanks Gary

    I tried this method and it does give me the type of numbering I need but I would still like this numbering to be part of of the multilevel numbering whereby tab promotes to the next level and shift tab demotes. I am guessing this cannot be done.

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    The only other thing I can think of is to use Heading 2 in both scenarios, and for the 'non-heading' paragraphs, use direct formatting to turn off the bold - but not really ideal - and using promote/demote on a given paragraph would actually revert the formatting back to that of the underlying Heading 2 style, if you ever did a promote and then demoted back.

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    Yes I agree - not ideal. I may just have to put up with my heading 2 style (1.1) not being bold as that is the only way my non-heading style will work correctly (eg no bold) and not appear in the toc which is how it should be.
    Thanks for your help.

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    What you've done should work fine, but you should not set any formatting in the numbering--so it can take its formatting from the paragraph styles.

    I've never seen this done for regular text before, but it certainly solves a problem I've seen. Thank you for asking your question.

    Pam
    Last edited by PamCaswell; 2011-09-05 at 21:07.

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