Re: Word Templates & Numbered Lists - VBA? SEQ?

Subject: Re: Word Templates & Numbered Lists - VBA? SEQ?
From: suzy -dot- davis -at- doi -dot- vic -dot- gov -dot- au
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 13:28:41 +1000

Hi Ardene

Pre-XP I used SEQ numbering, and developed a SEQ numbering tool in VBA
(with a friend who was a better developer at the time) which inserts the
SEQ number field for the selected level to the selected paragraph(s).
There is also a button which removes the SEQ fields and associated spaces
and tabs from selected paragraphs. And if the selection already has some
numbering, either SEQ fields or other is removes them and adds the selected
SEQ field level.
I worked on a lot of tender responses so I loved using the SEQ field method
because it gave me control, and I liked it better when it became a more
automated process.

Since XP I discovered that if you build your outline number styles through
the user interface they can be reasonably stable as long as you define the
numbering via the level 1 style's numbering definition. (If you want me to
elaborate more on that give me a yell).

But the most stable way since XP is to build your styles and outline lists
via VBA, and I have now developed a tool which does this. You store all
your style style and numbering definitions in a spreadsheet, and I've found
this works very well, and is very stable. Helps with managing clients
template definitions as well.

If you are interested in either of these tools, please contact me off-list.

Suzy Davis
Create Space Pty Ltd
e: suzy -dot- davis -at- createspace -dot- com -dot- au

WhittleseyA -at- dekalblibrary -dot- org
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09/10/04 01:08 AM
Please respond to WhittleseyA

I'm developing a template in Word for a training manual, and need help
with making sure numbered lists work properly. I'm curious about how
people have done it so I don't have to reinvent the wheel. What's better -
Word macros? VBA? SEQ fields?

I'm currently working in Word 2003 on Windows 2000.

I've read the MS Word MVP article on how lists work, but can't seem to
find anything on the web describing how people use various tools to do

Thanks for your assistance.

Ardene Whittlesey

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