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    Complicated mulit-level numbering (W97)

    I'm supporting a small group of users who have a complicated request. The need numbering to appear like this:

    1.1
    1.2
    1.3

    Later in the document it will need to restart at 2:
    2.1
    2.2
    2.3

    The tricky piece is that they never need an item to be numbered "1" by itself, or "2" by itself. In other words, these lists are numbered as if they're a level 2, but essentially they're a level 1.

    I think one of my basic problems here is that I can't articulate my problem well enough to figure it out by myself! <img src=/S/weep.gif border=0 alt=weep width=21 height=16>

    Any help will be appreciated.

    Beej

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    Re: Complicated mulit-level numbering (W97)

    You can do this fairly easily by using a standard numbered heading sequence and setting your level 1 heading to use a hidden font, as in the attached sample.
    Tools > Options > View > Hidden Text (if you want to see the level 1 headings)

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    Re: Complicated mulit-level numbering (W97)

    Stuart,

    Almost exactly what I needed...except I can't use Heading styles. I've tried using some other styles based on your suggestion, and it isn't working well. Will it work without using the Heading styles?

    Thanks again for all the help.

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    Re: Complicated mulit-level numbering (W97)

    I had a similar question about 5 months ago, except I wanted to be able to use a system like this in Tables. If you go to Post number 159024 or search for "Numbered lists in Tables" you will find the discussion that went with that request. It may help. The kind people on Woodys' forum showed me how to set up a new list with sublists like I think you are looking for. HTH <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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    Re: Complicated mulit-level numbering (W97)

    Hi Beej,

    You can achieve the same sort of thing by setting up another pair of styles, one with a hidden level 1 numbering style and a linked, but visible level 2 numbering style. See the attached, in which I've created two styles - Head1 and Head2 - in which the Head1 style is about as hidden as it gets: white 1-point hidden text, so it can't even be seen during normal editing.

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