Fw: Numbered list misbehaviour in Word97...

Subject: Fw: Numbered list misbehaviour in Word97...
From: Christine Champeaux <christine -at- CHAMPEAUX -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 09:53:08 -0800

I've had a few battles with Word and numbering, and I too am more of a Frame
user. One solution that I used was to create a Word style that will reset
the number to 1 (style name: number1), and then set the next style for
standard sequential numbering (style name: numbers).

{this is similar to creating the paragraph styles in Frame, and I'm assuming
that most users have two tags for creating numbered lists--one tag for
starting a list, and a second tag for sequential numbering.}

Granted this solution means that you have to apply the style (number1) at
the beginning of lists, but it sure beats the headaches of seeing what
damage is done each time a new numbered list is added to your document.

Hope this helps!

Christine Champeaux

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Dan Schmitz <djs -at- GENE -dot- COM>
>Date: Thursday, November 05, 1998 7:15 PM
>Subject: Numbered list misbehaviour in Word97...
>>I'm sure this has been addressed before, but please indulge me.
>>Why is it that, when attempting to restart the numbering in numbered
>>Word97 also changes some of the formatting?
>>An example of what I'm talking about is when I have numbered lists that
>>appear in different parts of a page or document, usually separated by one
>>or more paragraphs of text. Word's default seems to be to auto-number each
>>list as a continuation of the previous list. When I then highlight the
>>and tell Word to restart the numbering, I lose formatting attributes such
>>as indentation. When I manually move the list items back to the proper
>>indentation, Word changes the numbering back to continuous. We go back and
>>forth like this, until I give up and simply number items manually.
>>Also, if I attempt to save a numbered list as a style, Word defaults to
>>continuous numbering, and again, I lose my formatting if I attempt to
>>Can anyone comment on Word's anti-social numbering behaviour and suggest
>>work-arounds? I am a Framemaker user, where numbering problems like this
>>are virtually non-existent, but unfortunately, I have to do a lot of my
>>documentation in Word so that others can make changes later.
>>Thanks in advance,
>>Dan Schmitz
>>Technical Writer
>>Process & Automation Engineering
>>Genentech, Inc.
>>djs -at- gene -dot- com
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