RE: Combining numbered and bulleted lists in Word

Subject: RE: Combining numbered and bulleted lists in Word
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2008 14:54:24 -0500

Hi Lynn,

This situation is what SEQ fields were born for. They're terrific for
parallel numbering systems -- 1(a)(iii), etc. The bulleted lists don't
require the fields, just a dedicated style.

David Brown has posted some SEQ field basics at
<http://www.techwr-l.com/archives/0410/techwhirl-0410-00198.html>.
David's Autotext suggestion is also a big timesaver: "Just four autotext
entries and two paragraph styles, and you're set."

Dedicated styles are very important in your case, in order to avoid the
default list templates.

David Knopf's instructions at
<http://www.knopf.com/tips/autonumber.html> are also very helpful --
just bear in mind that they continue into RoboHelp, which you don't
need.

-- Dan Goldstein

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chesler, Lynn
> Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 2:25 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Combining numbered and bulleted lists in Word
>
> I'm moving an existing doc set into a Word (2003)
> template that I created.
> My list styles use a Word list template. I have the
> first level set up as a List Intro that causes the
> following list to restart at 1 when I press ENTER (Level
> 2). Level 3 uses a,b,c and Level 4 uses i,ii,iii. It all
> works beautifully until I throw bullets into the mix,
> which mess up both the indents and numbering restarts.
>
> Let's say I'm writing installation steps. Step 5
> branches so that you have two options. Each of those
> options then has 2 or 3 steps. What I want is...
>

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Combining numbered and bulleted lists in Word: From: Chesler, Lynn

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