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    Numbering (2003)

    I'm having a little trouble with outline numbering. I'm building a student booklet to accompany a slide presentation that deals with a new manual that has 14 chapters. Therefore the booklet will have 14 chapters with so many slides per chapter. I've used (and modified) the built-in heading styles, and my numbering scheme looks roughly like this:

    Chapter 1 (Heading 1)
    Slide 1 (Heading 2)
    Slide 2 (Heading 2)
    Check on learning #1 (Heading 3)
    Question 1.1.1 (Heading4)

    Heading 4 is where I have two problems. First, I want the heading to read as shown, i.e., "Question 1.1.1". The first digit is from Heading 1 (chapter number); the second digit is the check-on-learning number (each chapter will have three places where the student pauses to answer a set of questions); the third digit is the question number. Thus, in chapter 4, second check on learning, the third question would appear as "Question 4.2.3".

    I can get the question numbers to two digits, but I can't figure out how to get to the third digit. The second problem is that my numbering scheme puts the question number in the first position. I feel like I'm making this more complicated than necessary, so I've posted a sample of the document. If anyone can make sense of this, I'll be most grateful.
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    Re: Numbering (2003)

    Does this do what you want?

    I put the cursor in the Heading 1, then used Format > Bullets and Numbering and set each level as you described. They seem OK.

    StuartR

    [Edited by <!profile=StuartR>StuartR<!/profile> to fix a problem caused by a section break in the document formatted as Heading 3]
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    Re: Numbering (2003)

    Select a chapter heading
    Select Format | Bullets and Numbering
    Reset the numbering to start anew.
    Select the numbering style with 1, 1.1, 1.1.1 etc.
    Click Modify...
    Modify each level, working your way down from level 1 to level 5.
    Add 'Chapter ' before the number in level 1.
    Delete the first level in the numbering of level 2. Add 'Slide ' before the number.
    Delete the first two levels in the numbering of level 3. Add 'Check on learning #' before the number .
    Delete the second level in the numbering of level 4. Add 'Question ' before the number, and a dash after it (Ctrl+Alt+Num -)
    Delete the first four levels in the numbering of level 5. Change the numbering style to a, b, c etc. Add a period after the number.
    Only click OK when you have adjusted all the levels.
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    Re: Numbering (2003)

    Thanks for the reply!

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    Re: Numbering (2003)

    Your reply was exactly what I needed, Hans! Thanks again! You've helped me twice today!

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    Re: Numbering (2003)

    Hans: I'm back at work, and I'm quite pleased with the results. Got a little problem, however: I can't seem to get the numbering at Level 3 to work. "Check on learning" persists with 1.1 over and over. It won't increment to 1.2, 1.3, etc. The levels above and below work fine. Would you be so kind as to look at the attachment. Thank you!
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    Re: Numbering (2003)

    Perhaps you want to restart the level 3 numbering after a change in level 1 (chapter) instead of after a change in level 2 (slide).
    Press Ctrl+Home.
    Select Format | Bullets and Numbering...
    Click Customize...
    Click More.
    Select level 3.
    Select Level 1 in the 'Restart numbering after' dropdown list.
    See screenshot.
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    Re: Numbering (2003)

    Hans: I'm embarrassed to report this <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>, but after I closed and reopened the document, the <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> numbering miraculously fixed itself! You are correct: I need to restart numbering after Level 1. Thanks again for your help! <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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