Re: Word SEQ field question

Subject: Re: Word SEQ field question
From: Walter Hanig <wdh -at- NETMANAGE -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 10:42:38 -0800

reporting on some tests from Word 97...

At 02:11 PM 2/28/98 -0500, John Lilly wrote:
>
>I tried a similar thing for the Appendix:
>
>{SEQ app \h \r A} which results in a hidden "A".
>
>However, if I try to reference this field in the chapter like this:
>
>{SEQ app \c} I get a zero, not an "A".
>

Is there a specific reason for using a SEQ field to accomplish the reference? I suggest you select the {SEQ app \r 1 \* Alphabetic} field and define it as a bookmark. Then you can just use {REF bookmarkname} to refer to it. If you have multiple chapters or appendices in the same file, you'll need to define a unique bookmarkname for each chapter number and appendix letter.

>I went into the Fields dialog Box and constructed a SEQ field using the
>switch options. I found a switch that indicates you want to use an
>alphanumeric numbering system. The resulting field looked like this:
>
>{SEQ app \h \* ALPHABETIC \* MERGEFORMAT}
>
>This produces an "A" but it is not hidden, despite the \h switch. I
>have tried numerous variations on this field code (for example,
>moving the \h switch or removing the MERGEFORMAT) with no luck.

I don't know why this doesn't work, except it didn't for me either.

walter

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