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    Cant get number list to restart numbering (W2000)

    Hi there,

    I am working on a document created by someone else. The document has outline numbering which seems to work ok. I have added styles for subparagraph numbering [a., b. etc] and subparagraph numbering [(i)., (ii). etc]. I created the style from the Format|styles area using the first occurrance of the style. When I format a later part of the document and apply the style the list number continues [ie doesnt start at 'a.']. When I try to restart numbering [Format|bullets and numbering] the 'restart numbering' is greyed out. I dont seem to have a problem performing this function in other word documents. Does anybody have any ideas what might be creating this problem and how to solve it.

    I assume that lists rather than outline numbering is the way to go with this type of application.

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    Re: Cant get number list to restart numbering (W2000)

    Does this macro do the job (when the cursor is in the first paragraph)?
    <pre>Sub ListRestart()
    ' Resets numbering of current list to restart numbering
    Dim aList As ListFormat
    Set aList = Selection.Range.ListFormat
    aList.ApplyListTemplate ListTemplate:=aList.ListTemplate, _
    ContinuePreviousList:=False
    End Sub</pre>

    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Cant get number list to restart numbering (W2000)

    Andrew,

    Thanks, the macro works. Also, the bullets|restart numbering is now enabled. Still scratching my head over the original problem....but more relaxed.

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    Re: Cant get number list to restart numbering (W2000)

    Andrew: My problem appears to be quite similar to Claude's. (Like Claude, I've got a document someone else built a long time ago in either Word 6 or 95. The original lacked any numbering at all, and I'm trying to add it. I'm taking the Format>Style route vs. just using the "numbering" icon. Like Claude, I found the "restart numbering" feature grayed out.) I read your reply, and your advice appears to have worked for Claude. T'ain't working for me, I'm sad to say, but I think it's because of my limited familiarity with macros and the VBA editor.

    I copied your macro and pasted it into "UserForm1" in the VBA editor. It appeared as a single line, so I pressed <Enter> and tabbed at appropriate places to make it look just as it appeared on the board.

    OK...now what? I returned to the document and put the cursor in the first paragraph where I want to restart the numbering. Then I clicked on Tools>Macros, but no macro appears. I'm at at loss--what's the step-by-step for making this thing work?

    I'm very fond of Word...usually. But when I run into this kind of thing, I begin to understand why some people head for the attic in search of their old Underwood typewriters! What causes the restart numbering feature to be grayed out in the first place? And why should we have to resort to writing code to get around this problem? I tried to find help in Word Help, but all I found were instructions to just click on the "restart numbering" button--nothing at all as to what to do if the *&%$# button is grayed out! (I know--I'm ranting! Sorry...!)

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    Re: Cant get number list to restart numbering (W2000)

    I don't know anything about the Restart Numbering problem.

    But to create and use macros, you must put them in a module, not in a user form. So:
    <UL><LI>Activate the VB editor: select Tools/Macro/Visual Basic Editor or type Alt+F11.
    <LI>In the Project Explorer, select the document or template you want to store the macro in. (If the project explorer isn't visible, select it from the View menu or type Ctrl+R.)
    <LI>Create a module: select Insert/Module.
    <LI>Type the macro text or paste & clean it.[/list]Now the macro should be available in Tools/Macro/Macros.

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    Re: Cant get number list to restart numbering (W2000)

    Thanks, Hans! You're absolutely correct! I followed your advice, and the macro appears where it's supposed to be. That's the good news. The bad news is that the macro didn't seem to have any effect. Nonetheless, I've solved the problem. For the benefit of anyone else who's run into this problem, there's an article by John McGhie, Microsoft MVP--Word, in the newsgroup microsoft.public.word.numbering, subject: Re: resetting numbering not available (date: 2001-09-04, 06:45:40 PST).

    Again, my thanks to Hans and to Andrew Lockton!

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    Re: Cant get number list to restart numbering (W2000)

    You know it's a mess if it requires its own discussion group!

    I was able to find that article on the archives at Google. It's a bit long to reproduce here. For future clicking:
    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&...ormation.com.au

    If that link breaks (it has the word "beta" embedded in it...), try this one:
    http://groups.google.com/groups?q="resetti...e=UTF8&filter=0

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