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Sharon
 
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I am using Word 2002. I set up Headings 1, 2, and 3 using the Customized
Outline Numbered list dialog box. For Heading 3, I get the following:

3.0
3.1
3.1.1
3.1.2
3.2
3.1.3
3.1.4

As you can see, the second set of Heading 3 numbers continues the list from
the first set, rather than starting over under 3.2. I am at a loss as to how
to fix this. Any suggestions?
Thanks, Sharon
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Make sure that (a) the second number is actually a field and not just a
typed number 1 (it should appear gray in the "Number format" box) and (b)
you have checked the box for "Restart numbering after..." and selected the
appropriate level.

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"Sharon" wrote in message
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I am using Word 2002. I set up Headings 1, 2, and 3 using the Customized
Outline Numbered list dialog box. For Heading 3, I get the following:

3.0
3.1
3.1.1
3.1.2
3.2
3.1.3
3.1.4

As you can see, the second set of Heading 3 numbers continues the list

from
the first set, rather than starting over under 3.2. I am at a loss as to

how
to fix this. Any suggestions?
Thanks, Sharon


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Yes, I have done what you suggested. I actually seemd to fix the problem by
going into the document, selecting the Headings that were incorrectly
numbered (Heading 3), changing them to Heading 2, and then clicking Indent to
demote them. They were then numbered correctly.

Is that an appropriate fix?
Thanks for your help.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Make sure that (a) the second number is actually a field and not just a
typed number 1 (it should appear gray in the "Number format" box) and (b)
you have checked the box for "Restart numbering after..." and selected the
appropriate level.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Sharon" wrote in message
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I am using Word 2002. I set up Headings 1, 2, and 3 using the Customized
Outline Numbered list dialog box. For Heading 3, I get the following:

3.0
3.1
3.1.1
3.1.2
3.2
3.1.3
3.1.4

As you can see, the second set of Heading 3 numbers continues the list

from
the first set, rather than starting over under 3.2. I am at a loss as to

how
to fix this. Any suggestions?
Thanks, Sharon



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Suzanne S. Barnhill
 
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Have you set up your outline numbering as described at
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/numb...umbering.html? This is the
best way I know to make numbering unbreakable.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Sharon" wrote in message
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Yes, I have done what you suggested. I actually seemd to fix the problem

by
going into the document, selecting the Headings that were incorrectly
numbered (Heading 3), changing them to Heading 2, and then clicking Indent

to
demote them. They were then numbered correctly.

Is that an appropriate fix?
Thanks for your help.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Make sure that (a) the second number is actually a field and not just a
typed number 1 (it should appear gray in the "Number format" box) and

(b)
you have checked the box for "Restart numbering after..." and selected

the
appropriate level.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Sharon" wrote in message
...
I am using Word 2002. I set up Headings 1, 2, and 3 using the

Customized
Outline Numbered list dialog box. For Heading 3, I get the following:

3.0
3.1
3.1.1
3.1.2
3.2
3.1.3
3.1.4

As you can see, the second set of Heading 3 numbers continues the list

from
the first set, rather than starting over under 3.2. I am at a loss as

to
how
to fix this. Any suggestions?
Thanks, Sharon




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Yes, I followed her directions to the letter. But the numbering wouldn't
change until I renamed and then demoted the headings. I still can't figure
out why, and since I'm not sure that I did it the best way, I have no idea if
it will break again.

Word can be so temperamental

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Have you set up your outline numbering as described at
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/numb...umbering.html? This is the
best way I know to make numbering unbreakable.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Sharon" wrote in message
...
Yes, I have done what you suggested. I actually seemd to fix the problem

by
going into the document, selecting the Headings that were incorrectly
numbered (Heading 3), changing them to Heading 2, and then clicking Indent

to
demote them. They were then numbered correctly.

Is that an appropriate fix?
Thanks for your help.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Make sure that (a) the second number is actually a field and not just a
typed number 1 (it should appear gray in the "Number format" box) and

(b)
you have checked the box for "Restart numbering after..." and selected

the
appropriate level.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Sharon" wrote in message
...
I am using Word 2002. I set up Headings 1, 2, and 3 using the

Customized
Outline Numbered list dialog box. For Heading 3, I get the following:

3.0
3.1
3.1.1
3.1.2
3.2
3.1.3
3.1.4

As you can see, the second set of Heading 3 numbers continues the list
from
the first set, rather than starting over under 3.2. I am at a loss as

to
how
to fix this. Any suggestions?
Thanks, Sharon




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