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    List Formatting (MS Word 97)

    I just created 2 Sequence Number Fields - one for a Numbered List (1 2 3) and one for an
    Alpha List (a b c ) in MS Word 97.

    I then went into AutoCorrect and added the 2 digit codes.
    Everything is OK except when I start a Number List (1 2 3) there is no period after the number
    it comes out 1 instead of 1.
    When I start the Alpha List (a b c) it comes out a - there is no parenthesis after the letter a)
    [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] c) etc.

    In AutoCorrect - in the with box - I tryed to enter a period after the 1 and a ) after the a -
    but you cannot enter the with box to add the . after the number or the ) after the letter.
    The with box is inaccessible - you cannot enter it to add the . or the )

    Is there anyway to add the . after the number and the ) after the letter so it automatically
    comes out that way, 1. and a) or do you just have type it in manually?

    Also - on the number list - in single digits - all the numbers are Left aligned evenly
    but when you get to double digits (10 11 12) the double digit numbers are not left aligned
    with the single digit numbers:

    they come out:
    9
    10
    it should be:
    9
    10

    How do I get the double digit numbers to left align with the single digit numbers?
    Thanks much

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    Re: List Formatting (MS Word 97)

    Well, I tried this in Word 2000 and it seems to work for me -- if I am following what you are describing. I inserted a SEQ field with an arabic switch, typed a period after it, selected both items, and created an AutoCorrect entry for xx. When I type xx, I get the code followed by a period. Is this what you are trying, or am I not understanding?

    Good luck,
    Christie

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    Re: List Formatting (MS Word 97)

    Yes Christie - that's precisely what I did -in MS Word 97 - I made several entries because I was curious about how double digit numbers would look - and they don't right align properly.

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    Re: List Formatting (MS Word 97)

    Have you tried using a decimal tab or a right tab?
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
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    Re: List Formatting (MS Word 97)

    The majority of people ignore the fact that the digits don't line up on a right align because nobody is trying to add them together to get a total.

    If you want the right side to align then you need to place a tab in front of the number and add a right tab or decimal tab in the style that you will be using for the list. This will mean that each paragraph of your numbered lists will begin with a tab.

    To get the tabs into the AutoCorrect, delete the current entry and place in a new one with the same name that does contain the tab (and choose the Formatted option).
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: List Formatting (MS Word 97)

    Thanks to all for the help on this. I - went into my List Number Style and spent about 4 hours playing around with the settings - you have to correlate 3 settings together: the left indent, the hanging indent, and the tabs. man was this a pain - I finally got them to line up

    I used a Right Tab - I didn't think of using a decimal tab.
    Is a decimal tab more discrete, more accurate than a Right Tab in trying to align something this precisely?

    Thanks again to all for the help.

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