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Subject:Re: Point zero or just point? From:"Wing, Michael J" <mjwing -at- INGR -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 2 Dec 1996 11:57:17 -0600
> The context is headings in user manuals. It has been mandated that I
>number the headings in our user manuals. This is fine, I don't have a
>problem with that. What is troublesome is that the application I _have_ to
>use to do the manuals is, <sigh> MS Word 7.0 for W95. This lovely program
>numbers headings thusly:
> Try as I might, I can't have section numbered 1.0 or just 1 (because
>then subsequent headings become 11.1, 11.1.1, etc. Further mixing things up
>is that I'm not allowed to number the headings myself--it has to be done by
>Word which means relying on its auto numbering of headings function.
You can get the following:
. . . if you go to the Bullets and Numbering > Multilevel (Tab)>Modify
(option). On level 1, remove the "." from the "Text After" text box.
Move to level 2 (slider bar on Modify MultiLevel List dialog box
switches the level). For this level, remove the "." from the "Text
After" text box and insert a "." in the "Text Before" text box. Move
the slider bar to access the next level down and repeat the same process
as used for level 2.
I have not been able to insert a trailing 0 in only the top level
without it appearing in the lower levels.
| Michael Wing
| Principal Technical Writer
| Infrastructure Technical Information Development
| Intergraph Corporation
| Huntsville, Alabama
| (205) 730-7250
| mjwing -at- ingr -dot- com