Re: Autonumbering

Subject: Re: Autonumbering
From: "Wing, Michael J" <mjwing -at- INGR -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 08:11:27 -0600

I've always used the SEQ (numbering) field code. This code performs
automatic numbering without the auto-numbering bugs. It does require that
the fields be updated whenever the numbered step procedure changes. The
sequence only requires a unique name. An original can be inserted and then
copied to each step.

Therefore, the following fields:

{SEQ name1}) Step 1
{SEQ name1}) Step 2
{SEQ name1}) Step 2

Produce the following results (Press Alt-F9 to toggle field codes, highlight
the steps, and press F9 to update):

1) Step1
2) Step2
3) Step 3


Michael Wing (mailto:mjwing -at- ingr -dot- com)
Principal Technical Writer
Intergraph Corporation; Huntsville, Alabama

"Humpty was pushed!"

> On Sat, 21 Feb 1998 09:40:16 -0500, Tim Altom <taltom -at- IQUEST -dot- NET>
> wrote:
> >As much as I shudder to admit it, we seem to have a large project coming
> >into the house that will require hundreds of pages of graphics in Word,
> >along with gobs of step instructions.
> >
> >Up to now I've just done workarounds for Word's autonumbering problems, =
> but
> >now I'd like to be able to grab the bull by the...horns...and shut off =
> the
> >pesky thing and number manually. (God how I hate to go to that, but it's
> >better than wrestling with autonumbering!).
> >
> >Does anyone know how to deactivate this helpful little feature?
> >
> Tom, go to the Tools | AutoCorrect dialog box and select the
> AutoFormat as You Type tab. Clear the Automatic bulleted lists check
> box and clear the Automatic numbered lists check box. That should do
> it.
> You should get your hands on a copy of Woody Leonhard's Word 97
> Annoyances. That's where I found the tip for turning off
> autonumbering. It's an excellent book because it describes the way
> Word REALLY works, not the way Microsoft wants you to think that it
> works. If I could only have one book on Word, this one would be it.
> Regards
> Keith

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