RE: In what universe doe this make sense.

Subject: RE: In what universe doe this make sense.
From: Lin Laurie <linlaurie1 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "keith -at- soltys -dot- ca" <keith -at- soltys -dot- ca>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2019 01:11:39 +0000

These are awesome resources. I focus teaching new grads from our local university's tech writing program on using Word styles and templates and I loved all the advice given. I used to teach advanced Word classes and people who've used Word for years don't understand styles and templates to the degree shown in the blog and other resources.

Thank you, Keith, for putting it in one place. I use 2016 Word but didn't see anything that changed that much.

Lin Laurie,
President, Society for Technical Communication - Puget Sound Chapter
September 30, 1959 - 2019 | Celebrating 60 Years in Professional Development for Technical Communicators
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I agree with Lin's advice. Before I retired, I redesigned several templates from scratch. The most time consuming part was setting up the list templates, basically following the instructions on Shawna Kelley's site. After that, I had very few problems with the numbering and bullets.

I wrote a blog post about the process I followed which you might find helpful.

http://www.soltys.ca/blog/2015/07/how-to-create-a-word-2013-template-from-scratch.html

The other thing to keep in mind is never, ever, paste bulleted or numbered paragraphs with formatting. Always used the paste as unformatted text option and reformat with the paragraph style.

Regards
Keith


On 12/3/2019 10:54 AM, Lin Sims wrote:
> Read Shauna Kelley's article on how to set up numbered lists. The
> problem with Word is that if you don't link the styles you set up for
> numbering paragraphs to a List style, Word *will *change things to one
> of its pre-set up numbering styles. If you want your paragraph
> numbering to work, you must use a List style.
>
> https://shaunakelly.com/word/numbering/numbering20072010.html?p=1768
>
> On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 10:44 AM John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
>> Neither are linked to or based on each other.
>>
>> On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 10:39 AM Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>>
>>> Did you link that style to a List Style? Because otherwise, Word
>>> will do what it thinks you ought to.
>>>
>>> One of the many reasons I dislike many Microsoft products.
>>>
>>> On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 10:29 AM John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Have a style called Numbered List (for numbers and a style for List
>>>> Paragraph (for bullets)
>>>>
>>>> I assign the Numbered List style to the first numbered line and
>>>> it's fine except it gives it the number 4 (because the last list ended in 3).
>>>>
>>>> I right click, select Restart at 1. By doing that, it changes the
>>>> style from Numbered List to List Paragraph.
>>>>
>>>> What in god's name makes anyone think I want that to happen?
>>>>
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Re: In what universe doe this make sense.: From: Lin Sims
Re: In what universe doe this make sense.: From: John Posada
Re: In what universe doe this make sense.: From: Lin Sims
Re: In what universe doe this make sense.: From: Keith Soltys

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