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    Outline and automatic numbering (2003)

    Edited by HansV to add <!t>[pre]<!/t> and <!t>[/pre]<!/t> tags - otherwise the post was hard to comprehend

    Automatic numbering and outline function seem to have stopped working. I would like to format a document in outline form for example:
    <pre>1.
    a.
    b
    i.
    ii.

    3.
    </pre>

    This used to work but now it doesnt. If anyone has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated

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    Re: Outline and automatic numbering (2003)

    Please explain how you are trying to apply this and exactly how it fails.

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    Re: Outline and automatic numbering (2003)

    I used to be able to create an outline using either the numbering icon on the formatting tool bar, or by going into Format--Bullets and Numbering --Outlined Numbered-
    and choosing the first style (after None). Now when I do that, and I start a new line and tab over, it just tabs, the lower level outline letter never appears.

    I hope I was able to explain this well enough. Thanks for responding.

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    Re: Outline and automatic numbering (2003)

    Try working in Outline view (View>Outline). In the other views, Word's AutoFormat As You Type feature (you can adjust the settings under Tools>AutoCorrect Options) tries to guess your intentions, but it doesn't always succeed. Does that help?

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    Re: Outline and automatic numbering (2003)

    In particular, check the "Set left- and first-indent with tabs and backspaces" check box in the AutoFormat As You Type tab of Tools | AutoCorrect Options.

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    Re: Outline and automatic numbering (2003)

    That did the trick. Thanks you very much.

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