Re: Taming Word's Autonumbering

Subject: Re: Taming Word's Autonumbering
From: "Martin Page" <mpage -at- csl -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 10:42:53 -0000


This used to drive me crazy until I found the easy answer: create an Outline
numbered list.

Make the Level 1 unnumbered and link it to a style, say, e.g. "Topic
Heading".
Make level your (say) Numbered Step style and set it to restart its numbers
after level 1.

Start all your procedures with Topic Heading. This resets the numbered step
style.

You still have to obey the seven laws of word numbering mentioned in another
post, or, like me, hardcode the lists styles.

Enjoy
M

"Jeff Hanvey" <jewahe -at- lycos -dot- co -dot- uk> wrote in message news:179933 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
>
> We're deep into writing the manual for our next software release, but
Word's
> Autonumbering is possessed (as most of you know). I've never had much luck
> with the bu...er, feature, but my manager has challenged me to tame the
> beast.
>
> I've tried the little macro that's floated around the web (relating Word
to
> RoboHelp's autonumber), but it results in freakish styles.
>
> Now, I'm a fairly advanced user of Word. I can write simple macros, but
> nothing major. I also can use Word's styles, but I'm not an expert on them
> either...
>
> Can someone give me a nice, easy way to tame the beast - to reset
numbering,
> keep the corporate style, et cetera?
>
> I'm greatly appreciative...Thanks in advance...
>
> Jeff Hanvey
> Augusta, GA
> jewahe -at- lycos -dot- co -dot- uk
> http://www.jewahe.net
>
>
>



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