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: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 09:00:20 -0500

Wow, lotta questions so early in the day...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: McLauchlan, Kevin
> Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 8:49 AM
> To: Dan Goldstein; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Combining numbered and bulleted lists in Word
>
> Are you using the AutoText method below because you find that
> Word doesn't do the list thing satisfactorily via Styles?

Yes.

> Or is it because, while Word _could_ do it with Styles, it
> makes the task sufficiently difficult and chancy...

Word's style-based autonumbering is not difficult, but it is chancy.

> ... that you find the AutoText method easier and more
> reliable?

Yes.

> Or have you just gotten really good at making Word jump
> through hoops with AutoText (hammer) and every challenge now
> looks like a nail... er... AutoText candidate? :-)

Not every challenge, no.

> Word 2003 is roughly equivalent to Word Umpty-twelve in the
> previous numbering system isn't it?

Yes.

> You'd think they could have gotten styles to work smoothly
> and reliably by that point, wouldn't you?

Styles yes, autonumbering no.

> Our company (like so many) has ... um... "paused" at Windows
> XP and Word 2003, determined to wait until MS squeezes some
> of the crud out of Vista and Office 2007. Can anyone offer
> an opinion whether that day is nearing?

The buzz on Word-PC (where the experts play) is that Word 2007 has done
no harm, and in some cases might be an improvement. I wouldn't recommend
that my company spend the money to upgrade to it, but I also wouldn't
actively campaign against it.
































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References:
Combining numbered and bulleted lists in Word: From: Chesler, Lynn
RE: Combining numbered and bulleted lists in Word: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: Combining numbered and bulleted lists in Word: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: Combining numbered and bulleted lists in Word: From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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