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    Outline numbering (Word 2000)

    I have template that was developed by an outside source. I want to modify outline numbering within the styles.

    The "Heading 1" style starts with the word "Section" and then the number. I want to change the word "Section" to "Task". I've tried everything I can figure out in the modify outline numbering dialog box, but can't find where the word "Section" is located.

    The template is 175K - larger than the max allowed for an attachment - so I can't attach a copy of it here. If you have any ideas, I can email it to you directly. Thanks!
    Peggy

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    Re: Outline numbering (Word 2000)

    Hello Peggy,

    You said you tried the outline number dialogue box, but did you do the following:

    Go to Format/Bullets and Numbering and select the Outline number tab. The dialogue box shows you 8 galleries and the bottom four use a style that is prefaced with something like Article , Heading 1, Section 1 etc.
    Select Article 1 and then press the customise button in the right hand corner of the dialogue box.

    Here you will see the 9 levels of outline numbering. To the side you will see in the Number format box the word Article and then the number codes that are shaded in grey, delete the word Article or whatever and insert the text of your choice.

    And if you completely mess it up, there is one of my favourite buttons to fall back on - RESET!

    Hope this helps

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    Re: Outline numbering (Word 2000)

    > Go to Format/Bullets and Numbering

    The list galleries are terribly flaky. It's much safer to edit the list template through "Format > Styles (choose "Heading 1") > Modify > Format > Bullets and Numbering".

    It gets even worse: If you want to edit the numbering of the "Heading 2" style, or any other style linked to the list template, you still should edit the "Heading 1" style's numbering, and choose/edit the list level from there.

    This may sound like superstition, but if you don't do it that way, you're pretty sure to break your list template (and your outline numbering).

    <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16> Klaus

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    Re: Outline numbering (Word 2000)

    If the numbering is incorporated into the styles, then place your cursor the first occurence of the first style in the series - in your case the Heading 1 style, then click Format>Style> and make certain you remain on the Heading 1 style, then click Modify>Format>Numbering then WITHOUT MOVING THE FOCUS OF THE NUMBERING click the Modify button - then you should be in a dialog box that has nine levels listed down the left side and samples of them listed in an area on the right side. You should see the word Section and you can change it to Task. It is important that you not lose the gray shaded code that inserts the number. If you plan to make any other changes to the outline numbering, you select that level inside the box on the left and make the desired changes.

    One thing to note, even if you had desired to change Outline Level 2 / Heading 2 - you would have gone into editing mode by selecting Heading 1 at the style level and then chosing Level 2 once you got to the outline numbering customization dialog box. Sounds bizarre but if you don't, your numbering schemes will unravel on you.

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    Re: Outline numbering (Word 2000)

    Great to have a <font face="EraserDust">Word Witch</font face=dust> <img src=/S/witch.gif border=0 alt=witch width=15 height=15> around for the realm of superstitions and the bizarre <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Outline numbering (Word 2000)

    Dear Klaus

    Then I have been very lucky and being a firm believer if anything can go wrong it will, I shall try it differently next time.

    Thanks for the warning

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    Re: Outline numbering (Word 2000)

    Hettie - thanks for your solution! It worked great!!

    Thank you again!!

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    Re: Outline numbering (Word 2000)

    See Markup. The easiest way to make a hotlink is to type <!t><!/t> before and <!t><!/t> after the web address. You can still edit your message and insert the <!t><!/t> and <!t><!/t>.

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    Re: Outline numbering (Word 2000)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 04-Nov-02 20:45. and tags added around the URL to make the link live.)</P>Hi folks. For those who are interested, I have found this site provides a good explanation of how Word's numbering system works. (or not) (Sorry I don't know how to make it a hot link.) HTH <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Numbering/Wo...ngExplained.htm

    Ron M

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