RE: Combining numbered and bulleted lists in Word

Subject: RE: Combining numbered and bulleted lists in Word
From: "Chesler, Lynn" <lchesler -at- auspicecorp -dot- com>
To: "'McLauchlan, Kevin'" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, "'Dan Goldstein'" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 09:31:57 -0500 (EST)

Kevin,

The method that Dan provided for creating lists using fields and autotext
works very well. Once I paused and really thought about what I had to do
to create the lists, I realized that it's really very simple.

When I first found out that I was going to have to do all of my
documentation in Word rather than FrameMaker, I was disappointed to say
the least. But I have come to see the power and versatility of Word, and I
actually (am I really saying this) kind of like it (there, I said it).
Word was designed for simplicity, so the more powerful features are
hidden, but they're there. And the challenge of finding them is kind of
fun.

Thanks again, Dan!

Lynn

-----Original Message-----
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Behalf Of 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?
Or is it because, while Word _could_ do it with Styles, it makes the task
sufficiently difficult and chancy that you find the AutoText method easier
and more reliable?
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? :-)
Word 2003 is roughly equivalent to Word Umpty-twelve in the previous
numbering system isn't it? You'd think they could have gotten styles to
work smoothly and reliably by that point, wouldn't you?
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?

Kevin

> -----Original Message-----
> On Behalf Of Dan Goldstein
[...]
> Hi Lynn,
>
> When I use this method, I type 1] for a first list item or ]] for a
> subsequent list item, and the autotext inserts the correct field.
> Periods, tabs, and other accoutrements are included in the autotext,
so
> I don't type them.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dan
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Chesler, Lynn
[...]
> > Just so I'm clear, when you use this method, do you create the
> > numbers manually each time using the autotext for the field code
> > within a style that has the correct indenting?
> >
> > If so, do I also have to create the periods and tabs manually each
> > time also?
> >
> > Thanks!!!
> > Lynn


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Follow-Ups:

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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