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I have a set of outline numbered heading styles defined (1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.1.1
etc) and a style defined for the main body text which letters paragraphs a,
b, c etc. How do I make the lettering restart at "a" after any numbered
heading - currently the lettering just continues the previous list unless I
manually select "restart numbering" each time.
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You need to make your lettered paragraph style part of the same numbering
scheme as the outline headings, using a level below the lowest numbered
heading (which I would hope is no more than 4 numbers deep!). To do this you
must link the numbering level to the paragraph style by working from the
*top level* style, not from your lettered paragraph style.

For full instructions on setting up outline numbering see:

http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/numb...Numbering.html

For more information about restarting numbering automatically after
higher-level styles see:

http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Number...tFromStyle.htm

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Syntagma partnership site: http://www.syntagma.co.uk
Word MVP FAQ site: http://www.word.mvps.org

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I have a set of outline numbered heading styles defined (1.1, 1.1.1,

1.1.1.1
etc) and a style defined for the main body text which letters paragraphs

a,
b, c etc. How do I make the lettering restart at "a" after any numbered
heading - currently the lettering just continues the previous list unless

I
manually select "restart numbering" each time.



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I thought it might be something along those lines, but once you've chosen a
number style for level 1 (i.e. 1, 2, 3 as opposed to a, b, c) you can't
change it for the lower levels?

(And sadly it is likely to be as many as 7 numbers deep, but I tried it for
a simpler structure and the problem's the same).

I'm guessing I'm gonna be stuck with manually restarting the lettering each
time!

Cheers anyway



"Margaret Aldis" wrote:

You need to make your lettered paragraph style part of the same numbering
scheme as the outline headings, using a level below the lowest numbered
heading (which I would hope is no more than 4 numbers deep!). To do this you
must link the numbering level to the paragraph style by working from the
*top level* style, not from your lettered paragraph style.

For full instructions on setting up outline numbering see:

http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/numb...Numbering.html

For more information about restarting numbering automatically after
higher-level styles see:

http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Number...tFromStyle.htm

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Margaret Aldis - Microsoft Word MVP
Syntagma partnership site: http://www.syntagma.co.uk
Word MVP FAQ site: http://www.word.mvps.org

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I have a set of outline numbered heading styles defined (1.1, 1.1.1,

1.1.1.1
etc) and a style defined for the main body text which letters paragraphs

a,
b, c etc. How do I make the lettering restart at "a" after any numbered
heading - currently the lettering just continues the previous list unless

I
manually select "restart numbering" each time.




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Ignore my last - just read through your link properly and unticked the "legal
style numbering", problem sorted.

Thanks a lot.



"Margaret Aldis" wrote:

You need to make your lettered paragraph style part of the same numbering
scheme as the outline headings, using a level below the lowest numbered
heading (which I would hope is no more than 4 numbers deep!). To do this you
must link the numbering level to the paragraph style by working from the
*top level* style, not from your lettered paragraph style.

For full instructions on setting up outline numbering see:

http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/numb...Numbering.html

For more information about restarting numbering automatically after
higher-level styles see:

http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Number...tFromStyle.htm

--
Margaret Aldis - Microsoft Word MVP
Syntagma partnership site: http://www.syntagma.co.uk
Word MVP FAQ site: http://www.word.mvps.org

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I have a set of outline numbered heading styles defined (1.1, 1.1.1,

1.1.1.1
etc) and a style defined for the main body text which letters paragraphs

a,
b, c etc. How do I make the lettering restart at "a" after any numbered
heading - currently the lettering just continues the previous list unless

I
manually select "restart numbering" each time.




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Thanks for helping to sort the last problem, unfortunately it seems to have
created a new problem!

Because the lettered paragraphs are now effectively a lower-level header, if
I write anything between different levels of header, the lower-level header
starts at "2" rather than one, i.e.

1.1 Heading
a. text
1.1.1 Heading

becomes

1.1 Heading
a. text
1.1.2 Heading

Am I going to have to live with manually correcting this or is there a
work-around?


"Margaret Aldis" wrote:

You need to make your lettered paragraph style part of the same numbering
scheme as the outline headings, using a level below the lowest numbered
heading (which I would hope is no more than 4 numbers deep!). To do this you
must link the numbering level to the paragraph style by working from the
*top level* style, not from your lettered paragraph style.

For full instructions on setting up outline numbering see:

http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/numb...Numbering.html

For more information about restarting numbering automatically after
higher-level styles see:

http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Number...tFromStyle.htm

--
Margaret Aldis - Microsoft Word MVP
Syntagma partnership site: http://www.syntagma.co.uk
Word MVP FAQ site: http://www.word.mvps.org

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I have a set of outline numbered heading styles defined (1.1, 1.1.1,

1.1.1.1
etc) and a style defined for the main body text which letters paragraphs

a,
b, c etc. How do I make the lettering restart at "a" after any numbered
heading - currently the lettering just continues the previous list unless

I
manually select "restart numbering" each time.






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Yes, you're right - I hadn't properly taken account of your need to restart
after *any* numbered heading, and missing levels do indeed cause problems -
Word numbers as if the missing level was there.

My usual way of handling this is to use a separate hierarchy for the list
items, with either a dummy style at the top level, or the top level linked
to Body Text or some base style for ordinary text. See my restart article
for details and alternative methods.

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Syntagma partnership site: http://www.syntagma.co.uk
Word MVP FAQ site: http://www.word.mvps.org

"dansaic" wrote in message
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Thanks for helping to sort the last problem, unfortunately it seems to

have
created a new problem!

Because the lettered paragraphs are now effectively a lower-level header,

if
I write anything between different levels of header, the lower-level

header
starts at "2" rather than one, i.e.

1.1 Heading
a. text
1.1.1 Heading

becomes

1.1 Heading
a. text
1.1.2 Heading

Am I going to have to live with manually correcting this or is there a
work-around?


"Margaret Aldis" wrote:

You need to make your lettered paragraph style part of the same

numbering
scheme as the outline headings, using a level below the lowest numbered
heading (which I would hope is no more than 4 numbers deep!). To do this

you
must link the numbering level to the paragraph style by working from the
*top level* style, not from your lettered paragraph style.

For full instructions on setting up outline numbering see:

http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/numb...Numbering.html

For more information about restarting numbering automatically after
higher-level styles see:

http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Number...tFromStyle.htm

--
Margaret Aldis - Microsoft Word MVP
Syntagma partnership site: http://www.syntagma.co.uk
Word MVP FAQ site: http://www.word.mvps.org

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I have a set of outline numbered heading styles defined (1.1, 1.1.1,

1.1.1.1
etc) and a style defined for the main body text which letters

paragraphs
a,
b, c etc. How do I make the lettering restart at "a" after any

numbered
heading - currently the lettering just continues the previous list

unless
I
manually select "restart numbering" each time.






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