Re: Yet another Word numbering question

Subject: Re: Yet another Word numbering question
From: Parul Agarwal <parulag05 -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot- in>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 04:11:44 +0000 (GMT)

--- rsering -at- comcast -dot- net wrote: >
> Hi all! I need to reformat Word 2002 documents as
> follows:
> Currently, the docs are set up with Headings 1
> through 8 or so with your basic outline numbering.
> Heading 1's appear as 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and so forth,
> heading 2's appear as 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 with
> heading 3's as 1.1.1, 1.1.2, etc.
This is the logical way word functions.

> What I need to do, and what Word seems to be very
> uncooperative about, is to set up the Heading 1's
> with NO NUMBERING. The heading 2's would then follow
> the 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 format with all lower level
> headings following along as before.
Why this is happening is because you have based your
Heading 2 on Heading 1. What I do in such a scenario
is to make a new Heading called 'AltHeading' which is
not numbered and another numbered one called Heading2
which is based on your 'Body' or 'Normal' para (not on

Another way to tackle this is to rename the Heading
one as say 'Title' or something else, and start call
numbered Headings from your current Heading2, i.e.
change your current 'Heading2' to 'Heading1'.

> BUT...I get really whacky results when I redefine
> these styles. I have found one reference that says
> the thing to do is strip out all numbering formats
> from all headings before defining a custom scheme.
> The thing is, I'm under time constraints and I can
> ill afford the time to experiment and see if Word
> can be wrestled into submission. Will this work? Is
> there another trick that anyone knows out there?
> Anything you might be able to contribute would be
> much appreciated!
> - Ron Sering

Another tip that I can give you is that since you have
already done a lot of wrestling with your Heading
styles, before redefining your heading styles, try
copying all the content to a fresh doc. 'Cause there
is a possibility that the styles will not behave in
your current doc.

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