A couple things to check:
First, have you verified that no other tags are using the X: numbering
track? Having another tag using the same track involved will screw up
the numbering in no time.
Second, check the numbering properties for the files to make sure that
para numbering is set to increment... Could be either in the chapter
file or the book file...
On 2/14/07, Howard Rauch <techtransfer at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> I am having a problem numbering figures in service manuals developed by my
> client. The manuals are range from 3- to 40 pages. My job is to revise the
> client's existing manuals to account for annual updates and design changes
> for each of my client's products. We are both using FrameMaker 7.0 on a PC
> platform and a Windows XP operating system..
> Figures are automatically numbered using a Figure tag for which the automatic
> numbering format X:Figure <n+> (developed by the client). Most are smaller
> in-column figures with a ruling line around the figure frame. In previous
> versions of the manuals, the client had placed the figure numbers outside the
> frame, but now they have asked me to move them inside the frame, so I set up
> a text box inside the graphics frame and tag the text as Figure. What happens
> is that many times, figure numbers will repeat themselves. For example, I may
> have three or four consecutive figures numbered as Figure 4, followed by
> Figure 5 and two figures numbered as Figure 6. All text is part of the same
> flow. The only way I have found to correct it is to override the automatic
> numbering with a specific figure number, which of course defeats the purpose
> of auto numbering.
> The manual I am currently working on has 30 figures. I created the last 6 or
> 7 and inserted the text box for the figure. When I tagged the text the
> numbers for each figure was identical. I also noticed in making
> cross-references that the figure numbers in the tag list were not in
> sequence. Example Figure 9 appeared before Figure 8.
> The only items automatically numbered in the manuals are page numbers in a
> footer on the underlying page and the figure numbers. Is it necessary to set
> up the automatic numbering format as X:Figure <n+>< =0>?
> Howard Rauch
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