You are correct (as always): I was misled by the user interface. So, no bug.
By the way, I'm using FrameMaker 11.
On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 2:50 PM, Fred Ridder <docu...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> You don't say what version of FrameMaker you are using, but I can confirm
> that both FM8 and FM9 behave in a way that is consistent with what you
> However, I think you are slightly misinterpreting what you are seeing.
> When you set a chapter to "Continue from previous", the expected thing is
> to increment the value of the numbering by one number/letter. But the
> command *also* sets the numbering format to match the format of the chapter
> of the preceding chapter. If the first chapter is set to numeric, then
> *all* the chapters that continue from the previous chapter will inherit
> that numeric format. If the first chapter in the string is Alphabetic, then
> all the chapters that follow the numbering sequence in the "continue" chain
> will also inherit the Alphabetic format.
> If you need to change format starting at some point in the book (when
> changing from chapters to appendixes, for example), you must also specify
> the value to use for the chapter where the format changes. But once you've
> done that, all chapters that are in the following "continue" string will
> both increment from that new value and use the new numbering format,
> whatever it happens to be.
> -Fred Ridder
> Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 08:59:13 +0200
> Subject: alphabetic <$chapnum>
> From: yves.barb...@gmail.com
> To: email@example.com
> Hi group
> The autonumber format for my chapters is:
> N:Chapter\ < ><$chapnum>:
> I want to number my chapters alphabetically, so I set the chapter
> numbering properties in my book to "Fomat: Alphabetic (N)". This works as
> long as I restart my chapter numbering (Chapter #: 1). When I select
> "Continue numbering from Previous Chapter in Book", however, I get "numeric
> (14)" numbering again.
> Is this a known bug?
> Yves Barbion
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