RE: New Question - Word 2007 Captions

Subject: RE: New Question - Word 2007 Captions
From: "Weissman, Jessica" <WeissmanJ -at- abacustech -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>, Heather Anderson <Heather -dot- Anderson -at- cubrc -dot- org>, "TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- TECHWR-L -dot- COM" <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- TECHWR-L -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:53:30 -0400

Richard is correct on all points. If your customer insists on this confusing style of numbering, you need to use different styles for tables at each level.
You can try to create a new set of outline numbering linked to the set of table caption styles, or you can bite the bullet and use seqnum fields set to change when the chapter or subchapter (as relevant) change and put those seqnum fields into the styles for the different levels of table captions.

At least try to get your customer to compromise and use just the main chapter number - then you use one seqnum field for the chapter level and another, that resets after each chapter change, for the sequence number within the chapter.

Good luck. The original scheme is doomed to cause you fits and wasted time. Word doesn't do outline numbers well in 2003 or 2007. I don't have enough experience yet with 2010 to form an opinion on its numbering.

- Jessica


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New Question - Word 2007 Captions: From: Heather Anderson
RE: New Question - Word 2007 Captions: From: Combs, Richard

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