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I have a document from a coworker-
its a disaster in terms of numbering.

Word 2003 is hard enough to get the

1.0,
1.1,
1.2.
1.2.1
1.2.2
1.3
2.0
2.1 etc


to work decently- it has a mind of its own- lets say you put a bullet list
under 6.1, when I return to the text- I start getting 1.1, etc.


Is there a way to get numbering to behave. I can never remember a time where
numbering has EVER bahaved for me. Its always been a situation where the
more people editing a document, the worse it seems to get in terms of trying
to get a document to stay well-behaved when it comes to auto numbering etc.

Thanks
Paul


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In my experience, the feature you are describing was created for people who
have too much happiness in their lives.

Aside from lawyers - some of whom deserve to be miserable - I can't think of
anyone else who needs that kind of paragragh numbering, and lawyers use
Wordperfect.

Daddy

"Anon" wrote in message
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I have a document from a coworker-
its a disaster in terms of numbering.

Word 2003 is hard enough to get the

1.0,
1.1,
1.2.
1.2.1
1.2.2
1.3
2.0
2.1 etc


to work decently- it has a mind of its own- lets say you put a bullet list
under 6.1, when I return to the text- I start getting 1.1, etc.


Is there a way to get numbering to behave. I can never remember a time
where numbering has EVER bahaved for me. Its always been a situation where
the more people editing a document, the worse it seems to get in terms of
trying to get a document to stay well-behaved when it comes to auto
numbering etc.

Thanks
Paul




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See "How to create heading and outline numbering in a document in Microsoft
Word" on fellow MVP Shauna Kelly's website at:

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

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"Anon" wrote in message
...
I have a document from a coworker-
its a disaster in terms of numbering.

Word 2003 is hard enough to get the

1.0,
1.1,
1.2.
1.2.1
1.2.2
1.3
2.0
2.1 etc


to work decently- it has a mind of its own- lets say you put a bullet list
under 6.1, when I return to the text- I start getting 1.1, etc.


Is there a way to get numbering to behave. I can never remember a time
where numbering has EVER bahaved for me. Its always been a situation where
the more people editing a document, the worse it seems to get in terms of
trying to get a document to stay well-behaved when it comes to auto
numbering etc.

Thanks
Paul



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Default Word Numbering (word 2003) AAARRRGGGHHH

we are writing procedures and test methods, so we need to indent and
number...


"Daddy" wrote in message
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In my experience, the feature you are describing was created for people
who have too much happiness in their lives.

Aside from lawyers - some of whom deserve to be miserable - I can't think
of anyone else who needs that kind of paragragh numbering, and lawyers use
Wordperfect.

Daddy

"Anon" wrote in message
...
I have a document from a coworker-
its a disaster in terms of numbering.

Word 2003 is hard enough to get the

1.0,
1.1,
1.2.
1.2.1
1.2.2
1.3
2.0
2.1 etc


to work decently- it has a mind of its own- lets say you put a bullet
list under 6.1, when I return to the text- I start getting 1.1, etc.


Is there a way to get numbering to behave. I can never remember a time
where numbering has EVER bahaved for me. Its always been a situation
where the more people editing a document, the worse it seems to get in
terms of trying to get a document to stay well-behaved when it comes to
auto numbering etc.

Thanks
Paul






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Thanks, I'll have to give that a try.
Yesterday I found that the guy who gave me the document to proof and to make
suggestions- had hidden the text inside and invisible table.... when I made
the codes visible- it took me a while to figure out. Once I copied and
pasted the text outside the table and deleted the table- the formatting
started behaving like it should, except occasionally it would revert and
start messing up when I would try to put a bullet list under a particular
topic instead of 1.2.1.1.1 ( I don't like to get beyond 3 digits in my
documents- a sign that the doc is too complicated LOL)... and for a lab test
method, you don't need an indent number for a list of supplies or equipment
needed for the test.

Often a simple undo command would return the formatting to the proper
logic....thus indicating that these routines are still rather buggy...if
they can do something unpredictable during a shifted return and then an undo
restores things they way they should be

Thanks again

"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote in message
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See "How to create heading and outline numbering in a document in
Microsoft Word" on fellow MVP Shauna Kelly's website at:

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

--
Hope this helps,

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

Please reply only to the newsgroups unless you wish to obtain my services
on
a paid professional basis.

"Anon" wrote in message
...
I have a document from a coworker-
its a disaster in terms of numbering.

Word 2003 is hard enough to get the

1.0,
1.1,
1.2.
1.2.1
1.2.2
1.3
2.0
2.1 etc


to work decently- it has a mind of its own- lets say you put a bullet
list under 6.1, when I return to the text- I start getting 1.1, etc.


Is there a way to get numbering to behave. I can never remember a time
where numbering has EVER bahaved for me. Its always been a situation
where the more people editing a document, the worse it seems to get in
terms of trying to get a document to stay well-behaved when it comes to
auto numbering etc.

Thanks
Paul





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