RE: Word numbering best practice question?

Subject: RE: Word numbering best practice question?
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -dot- Brierley -at- ipc -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 14:05:14 -0500

No, can't use fields. Need the most stable way through the Word GUI out
of the box.

Was wondering if outline numbering could be used for list steps without
any drawbacks (that is, the Outline Numbered tab rather than the
Numbered tab)?


-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Hart [mailto:ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca]
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 1:57 PM
To: TECHWR-L; Brierley, Sean
Subject: Word numbering best practice question?

Sean Brierley wondered: <<Numbering in Word (2003)--if reference fields
and VBA are not an option--what's the best way to set up list numbering
for styles that are used for procedures and not for headings (using the
Word GUI)?>>

Can't use fields? Create the lists in Frame, and import them at the last
possible second before you ship the documentation. <g>

The gold standard for numbering in Word is still Dave Knopf's {SEQ}
field workaround:

I haven't seen any proposed method that works better or more easily, and
haven't seen this document updated since it first appeared on the Web,
so I assume it's still your best bet.

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