Re: Nested Numbered Lists in FRAME!

Subject: Re: Nested Numbered Lists in FRAME!
From: "Richard G. Combs" <richard -dot- combs -at- voyanttech -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 16:06:15 -0600

Susan W. Gallagher <sgallagher5 -at- cox -dot- net> had a Frame numbering problem:

> I'm using someone else's styles --
> List1 <n=1>
> List1_cont <n+>
> List2 <a=1>
> List2_cont <a+>

Apparently, several people suggested using different numbering series for
List1 and List2, and that's a quick and easy solution.

It should be noted, however, that it's neither the only solution nor
necessarily the best. I recommend using the same numbering series for all
your numbered list tags. It can be done relatively easily by using multiple
counters in the autonumber specifications.

For the tags mentioned, you can specify autonumbers as follows (using "N:"
as the series name):

List1 N:<n=1>.< =0>\t
List1_cont N:<n+>.< =0>\t

-- The "< =0>" resets the 2nd level counter to zero, but doesn't display it
(because of the space before "="). The "\t" puts a tab after the number.

List2 N:< ><a=1>.\t
List2_cont N:< ><a+>.\t

-- The "< >" (note the space between brackets) keeps the 1st level counter
the same, but doesn't display it.

Let's say you want to display both numbers at the 2nd level, such as:


All you have to do is change the 2nd level autonumbers to:

List2 N:<n>.<a=1>.\t
List2_cont N:<n>.<a+>.\t

-- The "<n>" keeps the 1st level counter the same and displays it.

For more detailed info, see pp. 116-119 of the FM6 User Guide, especially
"Using multiple counters in an autonumber format" on p. 117.


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Voyant Technologies, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT voyanttechDOTcom
rgcombs AT freeDASHmarketDOTnet

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