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    Auto numbering limitations? (Word97 SR2)

    I have 3 chapters in one doc, each in its own Section, and each with auto numbered figure captions with chapter number to the left of the decimal as in 4.xx, 5.yy, 6.zz. PROBLEM: Changes to the chapter number in the numbering dialogue become global for all chapters/Sections. How can I to set a different number for each chapter (apart from making multiple files). <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: Auto numbering limitations? (Word97 SR2)

    Styles?

    But see...

    Word's Numbering Explained by John McGhie
    Cure Word's Numbering Problems with a Dose of VBA by Dave Rado (unfinished but good links)
    and perhaps
    Numbering Chapter of Intermediate Users' Guide to Word
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
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    Re: Auto numbering limitations? (Word97 SR2)

    Thanks Chas. Looks as if I have a little study ahead of me. DaveH

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    Re: Auto numbering limitations? (Word97 SR2)

    Dave,

    Couple of questions:

    What changes are you trying to make to the chapter number in the numbering dialog? - If you're trying to change, say, the formatting of the chapter number then yes that will become a global change across the entire document. But if you're simply trying to get a different chapter number for each chapter (4, 5, 6) then you shouldn't be running into difficulties.

    How are you generating the chapter number? - this should be done using an outline numbering list, and it should be linked to a style.

    See the Word Help topic: Include chapter numbers in captions - the steps there should permit you to do what you describe.

    Gary

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    Re: Auto numbering limitations? (Word97 SR2)

    Gary
    <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16> It works! Your last line, pointing me at 'Include chapter numbers...' was a revelation. I didn't realise that the chapter numbers have to be generated automatically for this to work. A thousand thanks. Dave

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