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    Numbered Lists: Word2k vs Word97 (Word2k)

    Hello all,

    Back when I was using Word97, numbered lists were giving me so much trouble* I threw my hands up in the air and started using fields for numbering.

    ** Usually 'trouble' would be the minor but annoying tendency to properly restart numbering in several lists in close proximity. In at least two cases, I wound up with corrupted documents where I strongly suspected numbering to be the culprit.

    But anyway, are there any thoughts or opinions about the relative stability of auto-numbering in Word2k, versus how it was in Word97?

    Apologies in advance if this has already been covered...


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    Silver Lounger Charles Kenyon's Avatar
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    Re: Numbered Lists: Word2k vs Word97 (Word2k)

    They're still broken. See:

    <A target="_blank" HREF=> Word's Numbering Explained</A> (

    <A target="_blank" HREF=>How to Create a Template, Part II</A> (

    <A target="_blank" HREF=>Legal Numbering</A> (

    <A target="_blank" HREF=>Seven Laws of Outline Numbering</A> (

    The following are discussions on the Microsoft newsgroups on numbering:
    <A target="_blank" HREF=,18&i c=1> Nightmare on ListNumbering Street</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=,15&i c=1> The Joy of Lists</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=,12&ic =1> Relinking ListTemplates</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF= ,6& m#p> Outline numbering: restart doesn't restart</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF= ,5&seekm=RXz39CAcCC$> Format Doesn't "Hold"</A>
    (above list compiled by Dave Rado, Word MVP)
    <A target="_blank" HREF= ,6&seekm=531301c0eff3$8b23bb40$a5e62ecf@tkmsftngxa 07#p> Latest Numbering Discussion</A> See especially posting #3 which contains Dave Rado's concise instructions for setting up heading numbering.
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
    Madison, Wisconsin

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    Re: Numbered Lists: Word2k vs Word97 (Word2k)

    Thanks a bunch! The links were invaluable.


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