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    Re: Numbering (2002)

    Restart Numbering is disabled if you are at the first numbered item, or if you have selected more than one paragraph. Make sure you click in the paragraph whose numbering you want to reset before selecting Bullets and Numbering.

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    Re: Numbering (2002)

    It takes a local formatting change to restart the numbering - you can't do it with a style ala Framemaker.

    Try doing it without the bullets and numbering dialog by right clicking on the paragraph and selecting Restart Numbering
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Numbering (2002)

    Thank you both for your replies.

    The numbering had been set up with the style, which could explain it ... is there a more efficient way of going about this?

    I was trying to conform to a style guide where we would have.

    Chapter I ....... (Heading One Style)
    A. Heading (Heading 2 Style)
    1. Sub Heading (Heading 3 Style)
    2. Sub Heading (Heading 3 Style)
    B. Heading (Heading 2 Style)
    1. (Heading 3 Style)

    Any suggestions as to how I might have got to this. I deliberately stayed away from Outline numbering because I have had trouble with it in the past but maybe it would have been better in these circumstances??

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    Re: Numbering (2002)

    Styles are the right way to go but you will need a local formatting instance for each and every restart.

    I would do that numbering with outline lists but you MUST use macros to enforce the list attributes. Outline numbering will allow that numbering with no local formatting required but it can be finicky without the macros to reinstate things when required.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Numbering (2002)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 21-Apr-04 21:19. Extra white space removed from graphic to avoid horizontal scrolling for Word board digest readers. (Hope it's not too late!))</P>Help - why can't I restart numbering. The numbering is set in the style definition but I need to be able to restart it!
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    Re: Numbering (2002)

    Hi Karen,

    Numbering can be extremely confusing, but I may be able to shine a little light on this for you.

    First, you really should use outline numbering for the kind of numbering you described. Second, you need to take care when you're hooking them up to styles to avoid inadvertently crossing to a different list template. This is 'way too easy to do -- like this:

    Let's say you want to set up Heading 1 through Heading 3 as you described in your post. You edit the "Heading 1" style, click Format, choose Numbering, choose the outline number panel you want to use and click Customize. You format everything the way you want it then click OK, OK and you're back in your document. Then you edit Heading 2 and do it all again, until you've edited all three Heading styles.

    When you do this, it's very easy to associate a DIFFERENT list template with your Heading style, linking Heading 1 with list template 7, Heading 2 with list template 6, and so on, until they are all criss-crossed and you don't know why numbering doesn't work and your numbering won't restart itself.

    The List Template dialog can be deceptive -- particularly after you've opened and closed a few documents. You think you're choosing the same List Template, but it can be a copy of the one you chose before. You can avoid this by using automation to set your numbering -- it will always do it consistently. But you need to know what you should be doing first.

    Do this and you should have no problems with your numbers behaving.
    1. Highlight Heading 1 in styles, click modify, click format, choose numbering, choose an outline panel, and choose customize.
    2. Format your number, making sure your style is in the "Link level to style:" box. (This box is toward the bottom of the dialog. If you don't see it, click the More button on the upper right of the dialog.)
    3. (This is the Important Step) Stay in the Customize Outline Numbered List dialog and change levels in the levels box in the upper left of the dialog. Link to the appropriate style in the "Link level to style:" box at the bottom of the screen. If you stay in this dialog box, you will associate all the Heading styles with levels of the same list template -- and all your numbers should obey the heirarchical rules.

    I hope this is helpful and that you'll no longer fear the dreaded outline numbering. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Kim

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    Re: Numbering (2002)

    Thank you so much for that Kim - will keep it in my file of very handy to know information.

    Cheers

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    Re: Numbering (2002)

    You are welcome! Numbering can be a real pain in the neck. Or a little lower down...

    K

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