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Subject:Re: Formatting Numbers in Word From:jane <judydh -at- TOTAL -dot- NET> Date:Wed, 7 Jul 1999 11:36:15 -0400
Um, two ways:
Format > Style
Format each heading style with the appropriate indents/font/size etc. Format
the numbering style as well. Each subsequent time you use that style, it
will increase the number (it will not number subsequent paragraphs that have
a different style).
You will still need to mickey-mouse subheading numbering when a higher level
increases, by which I mean:
1.1 <--This is a numbering format customization
1.1.1 <--So is this
1.2.1 <---Mickey Mouse!
Assign the styles correctly. Then do the numbering all by hand! May
hoodwink that little child Word from changing the numbers the next time you
open it, as it is likely to do.