RE: FrameMaker problem with table numbering

Subject: RE: FrameMaker problem with table numbering
From: "Daniel Frankham" <daniel -dot- frankham -at- saabsystems -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "Eddie VanArsdall" <evanarsdall -at- comcast -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 14:51:51 +1030

The counter is clearly somehow being reset to zero (and then your
counter increments it to 1 each time). So I'd look for a paragraph
format that appears to be resetting the counter to zero. It will include
in its autonumber format something like <n=0> or <=0>. How such a change
could have been introduced by the actions you describe I can't imagine,
but if I saw that behaviour without knowing the history of the document,
that's what I'd assume was happening.

It may be worth bearing in mind that a counter can exist on a paragraph
format that does not actually display text, and which will therefore not
stand out as a potential candidate for checking. For example, in the
template I use, the Graphic paragraph format has a counter which
increments the figure number, but no number is actually displayed there.
The Figure:Title paragraph format that always follows the Graphic format
displays the number -- its autonumber format includes an "n" which
outputs the latest value of n as incremented by the Graphic format. (I'm
not sure why it's done this way -- someone else designed the template.)

If you can't find where the resetting to zero is happening, try altering
the numbering format for table titles as follows:

T:Table <$chapnum>.< >< >< >< >< ><n+>

My admittedly limited understanding of FrameMaker's autonumbering
suggests this should make your table title autonumbering independent of
any other paragraph format that might be presently resetting it to zero.

Hope this helps.

Daniel Frankham

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eddie VanArsdall [mailto:evanarsdall -at- comcast -dot- net]
> Sent: Friday, 2 February 2007 9:34 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: FrameMaker problem with table numbering
> Hi, all:
> I have been using Frame for a few years and am currently
> updating Frame 7.2 templates (unstructured) for my client, as
> well as using those templates to create deliverables. I
> didn't create the original templates, but they're pretty
> straightforward.
> I'm running into a problem that I have never encountered, and
> I can't solve it. The templates include various table
> formats, each of which has a built-in table title, numbered
> "Table X.X." When the tables were created, each title was
> formatted with a TableTitle tag. The numbering definition for
> the tag is T:Table <$chapnum>.<n+>, and no other tags use the
> T series label--only tables.


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