Fwd: Just can't get there from here....<solved>

Subject: Fwd: Just can't get there from here....<solved>
From: jopakent -at- comcast -dot- net
To: TECHWR <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 19:45:33 +0000 (UTC)

Meant to cc this list as well.

Shauna Kelly's write up worked precisely as advertised.

J. Paul Kent

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Subject: Re: Just can't get there from here....<solved>


Man This is awesome!

I've not seen this feature work in at least 10 years. Shauna's method showed me a couple of things that I just had not tried before.

For me, there were two keys

1. Using levels Headings 6-8 for Appendices.
2. More importantly (and I can't believe I never tried or heard this one before), the practice of setting ALL heading numbering schemes (1-4 {for standard sections} and 6-8 {for appendices} ) while editing ONE gallery position, the one that you select for the top level (Heading 1).

I've now got exactly what I was looking for. Thanks to all.

Now all I have to do is figure out how to take back all of the nasty things I've said over the years about Word's autonumbering capability.

Man... next I'll find out that the Master Document feature works...

J. Paul Kent

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From: "Lynn Chesler" <lchesler -at- auspicecorp -dot- com>
To: "Word-Pc List" <WORD-PC -at- liverpool -dot- ac -dot- uk>, jopakent -at- comcast -dot- net
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 9:39:21 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: RE: Just can't get there from here....

Hi Paul:

Have you tried Shauna Kelly's numbering method?




From: Word-Pc List [mailto:WORD-PC -at- liverpool -dot- ac -dot- uk] On Behalf Of Paul Kent
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 12:24 PM
To: WORD-PC -at- liverpool -dot- ac -dot- uk
Subject: Just can't get there from here....

Desired numbering scheme:

Section 1
Appendix A

<Strike 1 >
I tried to make Word's Autonumbering work. Chased the gallery around for
an hour or so again yesterday afternoon. Predictable results. I actually
did get the body of the doc working correctly. I just had to hand number
the Appendices and its sub-paragraphs.

<Strike 2>
Next, I tried to get the AutoNumLGL field to work. The problem here is
that I can't find any information on how to control this field, so when if
I use "Appendix { AUTONUMLGL \* ALPHABETIC \e }" for a document with 7
sections, my first Appendix appears as "Appendix H" I tried using switches
for other fields (like \s and \r), but that doesn't seem to work. Also, I
haven't figured out what to do with the Appendix 2 field so that I can get
it to produce A.1. I tried using
This gives me:
Appendix H
So the problem of not being able to set the starting point persists and
then I have the new problem of wanting mixed format (alphabetic.numeric).

<Strike 3>
On the advice of Word's Help, I tried using {LISTNUM LegalDefault \l 1
\s 1} and this seems to be on the right track. By using \l 2 and \l 3
for Appendix 2 and Appendix 3 styles I now have:
Appendix 1
But this still leaves me needing to resolve the alpha versus numeric
issue. I tried using the \ALPHABETIC switch, but Word seems to ignore it.

I'm out of ideas.(and strikes:)

Anyone else have suggestions? Oh, and please reply directly if you do
have an idea (short of huffing white out in the men's room) as I'm on

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