RE: MS Weird Style & Autonumbering Mania (Help!)

Subject: RE: MS Weird Style & Autonumbering Mania (Help!)
From: "Jonathan West" <jwest -at- mvps -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 23:20:00 -0000

Hi Stephen

> OK, I admit it - I'm humbled by the MS Word (Style & Autonumbering)
> functionality!
> After umpteen years of writing, editing, & dtp using Interleaf &
> Frame, this
> MS Weird has the best of me!!

Not to put too fine a point on it, Word's automatic numbering system is one
godawful mess. I'm involved in efforts to persuade Microsoft to clean it up
next version, but I don't know whether or to what extent I might succeed.

You are not alone in having troubles with it. This article on the Word MVP
web site explains (in a lot of detail) what is going on, and why you have
trouble with it. I have to warn you, it makes fairly gruesome reading! It
also points to another article which provides some VBA-based mechanisms for
cleaning up the mess.

Word's numbering explained

Hope this helps!

Jonathan West

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