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Subject:RE: Value of giving up numbering in Word? From:"Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Thu, 13 Mar 2008 18:02:52 -0400
Manually type numbers for hundreds of pages? *That's* your low-risk
If you want higher quality at a lower cost, use a simple macro to
replace their autonumbers with stable Word fields. You can also do this
with a Search-and-Replace.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: stevefjong
> Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 5:38 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Value of giving up numbering in Word?
> Of late I have been working with Word files
> created by third parties, which we have been
> rebranding or (sometimes) reworking. Many have
> numbered procedural lists created using Word's
> automatic list-numbering feature, and they can be
> nightmarish. We don't have the luxury of building
> clean documents; we have to take what we get and
> make them work... If your procedural lists are
> fairly stable, it might be a wise idea to give
> up on autonumbering and just type the numbers by
> hand. I acknowledge my heresy, and realize that
> it's a manual and error-prone step, but if you
> do a risk-benefit analysis, you just might agree
> with me.
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