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Amit
 
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MS Word 97, Windows XP
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Hi,

I have created a table with 3 columns in a Word document. The first column
is Serial Number. Is there a way to update the value of Serial Number in
rows automatically when I add or delete a new row in/from the middle of the
table, instead of manually updating them?

Thanks!

-Amit
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Is this something you can use a SEQ field for? It won't update
*automatically* but will when you update fields.

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MS Word 97, Windows XP
===================
Hi,

I have created a table with 3 columns in a Word document. The first column
is Serial Number. Is there a way to update the value of Serial Number in
rows automatically when I add or delete a new row in/from the middle of

the
table, instead of manually updating them?

Thanks!

-Amit


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This may not be the exact effect you want, but at least in Word 2003
you can select a column of the table and then click the "numbered
list" toolbar button and it will fill in a sequence of numbers in the
selected column.

On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 08:13:01 -0700, "Amit"
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MS Word 97, Windows XP
===================
Hi,

I have created a table with 3 columns in a Word document. The first column
is Serial Number. Is there a way to update the value of Serial Number in
rows automatically when I add or delete a new row in/from the middle of the
table, instead of manually updating them?

Thanks!

-Amit


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"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Is this something you can use a SEQ field for? It won't update
*automatically* but will when you update fields.


Hi Suzanne,

I'm practically a newbie when it comes to MS Word (and more so with Styles
and Formatting...though I'm learning a few things thanks to your responses
:-).

I looked up SEQ in MS Help, and it led me to LISTNUM, which I think is
closer to what I'm looking for. But, I could not figure out the steps to set
up a field/column in a table with LISTNUM or SEQ.

Will appreciate it if you can outline the steps to accomplish that.

Thanks!

-Amit

--
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.

"Amit" wrote in message
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MS Word 97, Windows XP
===================
Hi,

I have created a table with 3 columns in a Word document. The first column
is Serial Number. Is there a way to update the value of Serial Number in
rows automatically when I add or delete a new row in/from the middle of

the
table, instead of manually updating them?

Thanks!

-Amit



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You'll have to add the fields manually, but if you save the correctly
formatted field as an AutoText entry and use AutoComplete to insert it, this
could go pretty quickly.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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"Amit" wrote in message
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"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Is this something you can use a SEQ field for? It won't update
*automatically* but will when you update fields.


Hi Suzanne,

I'm practically a newbie when it comes to MS Word (and more so with Styles
and Formatting...though I'm learning a few things thanks to your responses
:-).

I looked up SEQ in MS Help, and it led me to LISTNUM, which I think is
closer to what I'm looking for. But, I could not figure out the steps to

set
up a field/column in a table with LISTNUM or SEQ.

Will appreciate it if you can outline the steps to accomplish that.

Thanks!

-Amit

--
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.

"Amit" wrote in message
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MS Word 97, Windows XP
===================
Hi,

I have created a table with 3 columns in a Word document. The first

column
is Serial Number. Is there a way to update the value of Serial Number

in
rows automatically when I add or delete a new row in/from the middle

of
the
table, instead of manually updating them?

Thanks!

-Amit




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