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    Autonumbering inconsistencies (97/SR2, 2000/SP3)

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    This is my first post. I used to think I was pretty good at Word until I came here, so be gentle. I am working on a very large document (2000+ pages) that is autonumbered. The document started as three separate documents, which I was then asked to consolidate. I have noticed that the autonumbering is off in a couple of places (e.g., Section 2.2 instead of 9.2) I can't figure out what is happening in that section that causes it to keep reverting back to the numbering I fixed. Any direction would be helpful. Thanks very much.

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    Re: Autonumbering inconsistencies (97/SR2, 2000/SP3)

    Is all of the numbering done by using Heading styles, or other styles, or some completely different method?
    Did you define the styles yourself or are they just the standard word builtin Heading styles?

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    Re: Autonumbering inconsistencies (97/SR2, 2000/SP3)

    Gary Frieder had a post that explained how to set up list numbering, but it has been temporarily culled from the Lounge. Essentially, try the following:

    1. Start with all heading styles not numbered.
    2. For each of your heading styles, do a search and replace on the paragraph end (^P in the find and replace boxes, with the relevant style set from Format - Style in the Find/Replace dialog (More to see it)). This should strip out any direct formatting including numbering that has been applied to those paragraphs.
    3. Recreate the outline numbering

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    Re: Autonumbering inconsistencies (97/SR2, 2000/SP3)

    Sims

    If the rest of the document is fine and the numbering is applied with styles but in certain locations has reset to something else at a particular point then I would assume there is a local format applied to that paragraph which makes its numbering reset.

    You can get rid of this local formatting to force the numbering to continue on by selecting that paragraph and pressing Ctrl-Q and Ctrl-Space. This returns the paragraph to exactly the paragraph style definition. If this does not reset the numbering then look higher in the document to find the location where the numbering FIRST slips back to an unexpected number.

    Other things to look out for are tracked revisions which may be hidden from view and could mask all manner of nasties.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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