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    Restart Numbering Does Too Much (XP)

    I've got a weird one. I've looked through the old docs, and still can't find anything like this.

    A list like this (with named list templates in a proper style -- I've done this before and thought I new the caveats):
    1. One
    2. Two
    3. Three

    then later, start another set of list paragraphs, restarting numbering again

    1. One
    2. Two
    3. Three
    4. One

    Applying the blessed VBA method to restart numbering, or even the dreaded "Restart" radio button on "Bullets and Numbers" not only changes "4. One" to "1. One" but it changes the items above it to 5, 6 & 7!
    I can't for the life of me figure out what's causing this. But I've blown hours on it already that should have been done documenting the darn template, and my blood pressure's up.

    Begging, pleading for clues,
    Joel

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    Re: Restart Numbering Does Too Much (XP)

    Hi Joel:
    Spaghetti numbering is what happens when Word's lists don't correspond to your lists. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> It depends upon whether you're doing a lot of copy/paste operations & moving around. I don't like the restart numbering option because it often gets out of kilter.

    To try to prevent it to begin with (or to repair it), you need to link your numbering to styles. See <post#=76976>post 76976</post#> for details.

    Another way is to define a dummy heading 1 (or whatever level you want) style with no numbering. Then define the next heading level with the type of numbering that you want, & make sure Bullets & Numbering/select the type of numbering/Customize.../ to restart numbering after the previous level. Then, when you want a new list, you put in your dummy heading (e.g. Heading 1) & then your Heading 2 list will restart. You can define the Heading 1 as Hidden, white text, & 1 pt. in size & keep with next. The only problem is that it's easy to delete without realizing.

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    Re: Restart Numbering Does Too Much (XP)

    I'm already doing all of that -- named list templates, styles tied to list templates, the whole nine yards.
    This is happening in a brand-new doc based on a custom .dot file with things set up right, or so I thought.

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    Re: Restart Numbering Does Too Much (XP)

    I have Word 2000, but if you attach a sample document, I can take a look at it.

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