RE: Suggestions for free/cheap/Open Source documentation for WebSite&PDF?

Subject: RE: Suggestions for free/cheap/Open Source documentation for WebSite&PDF?
From: "Mike McCallister" <mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 13:15:25 -0500


Dan asked, with respect to OpenOffice auto-numbering:

> Word also has problems with auto-numbering, which some of us work
around using SEQ fields, ListNum fields, etc. Does OpenOffice have
equivalent workarounds for auto-numbering?

Wherein Sarah said:

>Probably, but I don't have extensive lists so I hand number mine. It's
never been enough of a problem for me to bother finding a workaround. I
only mention it in case autonumbered paragraphs are a necessity for
Jen's project.

I followup, in agreement:

To the extent that I've had trouble with numbered lists in OO Writer, it
was nearly always solved with a right-click > Bullets/Numbering >
Restart Numbering. Unlike Word, where it often grays out that option
(among other puzzling behavior). Occasionally, if I'd create in Writer
and save as Word for editing, the numbering would come back wonky. Still
solvable with a couple of Restart Numbering operations.

This is true through three editions of "openSUSE Linux Unleashed," and a
similar number of versions of OpenOffice.

Mike McCallister
Document Architect
PKWARE, Inc.


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Follow-Ups:

References:
Suggestions for free/cheap/Open Source documentation for Web Site & PDF?: From: Jen H
RE: Suggestions for free/cheap/Open Source documentation for Web Site & PDF?: From: Technical Writing Plus
Re: Suggestions for free/cheap/Open Source documentation for Web Site & PDF?: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Suggestions for free/cheap/Open Source documentation for Web Site& PDF?: From: Sarah Stegall
RE: Suggestions for free/cheap/Open Source documentation for WebSite& PDF?: From: Dan Goldstein

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