Re: Taming Word's Autonumbering

Subject: Re: Taming Word's Autonumbering
From: dmbrown -at- brown-inc -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 07:50:09 -0800


Jeff Hanvey wrote:
>
> Can someone give me a nice, easy way to...reset numbering,
> keep the corporate style, et cetera?

Here's how to get solid numbered lists every time:

For the first item in a NUMBERED list:

{ SEQ numlist \# "0" \r 1 \* MERGEFORMAT }


For the other items in a NUMBERED list:

{ SEQ numlist \# "0" \n \* MERGEFORMAT }


For the first item in a LETTERED list:

{ SEQ ltrlist \* alphabetic \r 1 \* MERGEFORMAT }


For the other items in a LETTERED list:

{ SEQ ltrlist \* alphabetic \n \* MERGEFORMAT }


Of course, you don't have to name them "numlist" and "ltrlist."

But if you always use the same names, you'll never get errors with
overlapping lists. I put each in a uniquely named autotext entry,
and now...

LISTS ARE NO PROBLEM IN WORD.

As for styles, create two levels of hanging-indented paragraphs, just in case you need to nest, like this:
1. as dfa sdf
a. ads fa sdf
b. as dfasd fas df
2. asd fasd fasdf

No macros, nothing complicated: just four autotext entries and two paragraph styles, and you're set.

--David

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