RE: Word Appendix Numbering <solved>

Subject: RE: Word Appendix Numbering <solved>
From: jopakent -at- comcast -dot- net
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 16:47:17 +0000

Thanks Richard (and everyone else who had suggestions),

I guess I was a bit too much in a hurry in explaining our numbering. Yes we use alpha for appendices. We ended up using the following which appears to be working quite well now.

Table {STYLEREF \s "Appendix 1" } {SEQ Table \* ARABIC \r 1} <table caption text>

Then I make the first part (Table {STYLEREF \s "Appendix 1" } {SEQ Table \* ARABIC \r 1} ) into a bookmark so I can cross reference it. Finally, I created my List of Tables (for the front matter) by selecting the Table Entry Fields box on the Table of Figures Options dialog box (not entirely sure why that worked, but it did).

For figures, I just substitue {SEQ Figure \* ARABIC \r 1} for {SEQ Table \* ARABIC \r 1} that way their numbering increment independently. Oh, and finally, for tables or figures after the first one in an appendix, I omit the \r.
J. Paul Kent

-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
> J. Paul Kent wrote:
> > Appendices. We have a separate set of styles (Appendix 1, 2,
> > 3, & 4) for the appendices and the autonumbering (often)
> > works well. The problems begin when we try to get figures and
> > tables to autonumber correctly in the appendices.
> >
> >
> >
> > Is there a way to get tables to autonumber as Table A.1, A.2,
> > etc and Figure A.1, A.2? In the caption dialog, when I
> Others have explained why/how you should use the built-in heading styles
> for the appendices. I'd like to point out that your numbering makes no
> sense. Appendix 1? Containing Table A.1? Ugh.
> Use alpha numbering for the appendices -- Appendix A contains Tables
> A.1, A.2, etc. Appendix B contains Tables B.1, B.2, etc. That's much
> clearer and less confusing, and makes your separate appendix styles
> unnecessary.
> HTH!
> Richard
> ------
> Richard G. Combs
> Senior Technical Writer
> Polycom, Inc.
> richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
> 303-223-5111
> ------
> rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
> 303-777-0436
> ------


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