RE: Word 97 to Word 2000

Subject: RE: Word 97 to Word 2000
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 15:12:31 +0100

>Kathy Mizell's comment:
>I fight with this, as well. Has anyone found a go-around??

Me too!

The cynical Scott Turner comments:
Yeah, two of them.

>1. Don't migrate to Word 2000.

Too late. Not my choice, Changed jobs, and fell into Word 2000 when I got

>3. Manually number lists.

Or, I suppose, set up a SEQ field for EVERY SINGLE NUMBERED LIST. No, I am
not hysterical. Why do you ask?

>2. Don't use Word.

Too late. See above.

>4. Create your own list numbering using VB for applications.

>Microsoft has no reason to fix this. It probably won't be fixed in
>Office XP either. But you can always hope.

Microsoft never has a reason to fix those pesky Word "features". At least,
not for years. The problem with all Word numbered lists and headings
suddenly changing to the number 1 throughout *seems* to have been fixed in
Word 2000 - at least, it hasn't happened to me yet - so perhaps this new
numbered list "feature" will be fixed after we keep reporting it for a
decade or so through at least three major "upgrades".

Jane Carnall
Technical Writer, Digital Bridges, Scotland
Unless stated otherwise, these opinions are mine, and mine alone.


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