RE: A Word autonumbering/PDF problem

Subject: RE: A Word autonumbering/PDF problem
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 16:50:52 -0400

First, try the following in Word:

* Use the Style Area in Outline or Normal view to confirm that the
header styles are being used consistently.
* Use CTRL+Q to confirm that none of the headers were manually

If the answers are "Yes" and "Yes," then:

* Remove autonumbering from the Word header style definitions (but keep
the same style names). Use the AutoNumLgl field to apply heading

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Traci Pearson
> Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 2:46 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Cc: Katja Stokley
> Subject: A Word autonumbering/PDF problem
> Hi all,
> A friend of mine has a problem when converting Word documents
> to PDFs. Everything used to work smoothly, but now some of
> the PDF bookmarks don't contain the autonumbering (just the
> heading text).
> If anyone can help her, she'd really appreciate it!
> Here's what she wrote:
> The Word documents have autonumbered headings (using the
> appropriate headline styles).
> Before:
> All documents were converted to PDF, with Preferences set to
> turn Word heading levels 1-9 into PDF bookmarks. Bookmarks
> looked like "2.1 Heading Text", and "3.1.4 Heading Text", as expected.
> Now:
> All documents are converted to PDF, with Preferences set to
> turn Word heading levels 1-9 into PDF bookmarks. Most of the
> document bookmarks are fine, just as they were before. For
> several of the documents, the bookmarks now omit the number,
> and just say "Heading Text". The bookmarks are still at the
> correct levels (i.e., a level 3 Word heading becomes a level 3
> PDF bookmark). The document author did not change the heading
> styles in Word. The numbers still appear in the text of the
> PDF document, just not in the bookmarks. The problem is on a
> per-document basis
> - either all the bookmarks in a given document are fine, or
> all of them are missing the numbers.

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