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    Outline Numbering attached to styles (Word 2002, SP3)

    I have been having this problem for a while. I have a document which has 3 level headings. I've modified them from the original heading. Section 1.0 works fine, coming out like this:

    1.0 Text
    1.1 Text
    1.1.1 Text

    However, when I get to section 2, this is what I get:

    2.0 Text
    2.1 Text
    1.2.1 Text

    It doesn't matter if I use a template that has been already set up, or I create new from scratch, it comes out the same. Every once in a while it does work right. I have been using the workaround that I put no numbering for the third level, and type it in myself. Since this isn't ideal, and a downright pain in the neck with huge documents, does anyone have a solution I can use?

    I'm attaching a file that I just created that shows the problem. Thanks for your help!
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    Re: Outline Numbering attached to styles (Word 2002, SP3)

    Click in the first Heading 1 paragraph.
    Activate the Styles and Formatting task pane.
    Right-click Heading1 and select Modify...
    Click Format > Numbering...
    Click Reset and confirm.
    Select the 1 Heading1 etc. 1.1 Heading 2 etc. list style.
    Click Customize...
    Enter .0 after the 1 in level 1.
    Click OK.
    The numbering should now be OK again.

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    Re: Outline Numbering attached to styles (Word 200

    The problem with your third level numbering is that the first digit in the numbering actually comes from the second digit of the preceding Heading 2 (rather than the first digit). Test this by adding a few Heading 2's in front of the Heading 3.

    Hans has suggested resetting your numbering stream to the built-in defaults and then customising it to add the .0 on the Heading 1. This will work if you select the correct gallery position to reset.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Outline Numbering attached to styles (Word 200

    Thank you Hans and Andrew!

    I finally got a chance to try your suggestions, and it worked perfectly! You've made my day!

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