Re: MS Word, bookmark fields, and crazy numbers...

Subject: Re: MS Word, bookmark fields, and crazy numbers...
From: Jean Weber <jean -at- wrevenge -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 17:19:27 +1000

If you are using Word's built-in numbering, I suggest you start using SEQ fields instead. That should solve the problem. Though I haven't tested it to be sure it works in this situation, SEQ fields solve most of Word's numbering problems.

Regards, Jean
Jean Hollis Weber
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Mandy <technical -at- theverbalist -dot- com> wrote about trying to use bookmarks to re-use information in a Word document:

.. the bookmarks worked a charm, inserting all the text just where I
wanted it, but the numbering in the original section has now become
continuous list, continuing from the end number of the inserted section,
and it won't let me restart the numbering...

I reformat[ted] my simple number
lists as outline lists, so now I can fix that first wonky number along with
the rest of the crazy numbers... But every time I update
the inserted bookmark fields, the numbering in the original section goes
continuous again...

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