Robert,

First the rule may be like that for Hart's Rules for Writers, but if
you use Chicago, MS, or most other style guides, particularly those
for electronic publishing, I believe (no, I haven't checked them all
before replying ;- )  ) they'll use your previous convention.

Then, the numbering....
There isn't a compelling reason to use or not use <$chapnum> for
appendix numbering.
To use it, in the book file, you'd highlight the first Ap, right click
to bring up its numbering properties, and set the Chapter property to
force A. Do the same thing with subsequent Aps but set the property to
increment based on the previous chapter.
You can get the same effect if you numbered based on a string in your
ApTitle tag that has something like: A:<n=A> for the initial Ap and
A:<n=A+> for subsequent Aps.

Art


On 1/18/07, Robert.Werner at appsense.com <Robert.Werner at appsense.com> wrote:
> Thanks Shlomo,
>
> Exactly as I understood it based on the Frame training sessions with you
> a number of years ago. Was a bit rusty and wanted to be sure.
>
> I am currently using $chapnum for chapter paragraphs but now want to
> include Appendix styles.
>
> I added paragraph styles to my Frame template for Appendix (number) and
> Appendix Title
>
> However, the resulting output in the Toc is as follows:
>
> ...
> Chapter n    Chapter  Title
> Chapter n    Chapter  Title
> Appendix A   Appendix Title
> Appendix B   Appendix Title
> ...
>
>
> My colleague informs me that the convention according to the Harts Rules
> for Writers is for a top level heading Appendixes and lower level
> numbered appendix titles:
>
> ...
> Chapter n    Title
> Chapter n    Title
> Appendixes   Appendix A Title
>                  Appendix B Title
>                  ...
>
> To resolve this I have numbered my styles as follows:
> Appendix     x:Appendixes
> AppendixTitle x:Appendix <$chapnum>
>
> "Appendix" must be the first paragraph in the first Appendix file.
> Thereafter it is not used in subsequent Appendix files, only
> "AppendixTitle".
>
> This is a bit klunky bit it gets the desired result in the TOC output.
>
> Is there a more elegant way to get the results I am after that my tiny
> mind can't think of?
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> Rob
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shlomo Perets [mailto:shlomo2 at microtype.com]
> Sent: 18 January 2007 14:05
> To: Robert Werner
> Cc: Framers at FrameUsers.com
> Subject: Re: Updating chapter numbers
>
> Robert,
>
> You wrote:
>
> >Using Frame 7.2
> >
> >Can two occurrences of the same chapter styles be used in a single file
> >within a book and update correctly?
> >
> >The style uses the <$chapnum> value but does not increment when there
> >are two occurences in the same file. Other styles used in a document
> >with numbering which inherit the $chapnum value from the chapter style
> >also do not update correctly. ...
>
>
> <$chapnum> is a document-wide counter; it cannot be incremented within a
>
> document.
> It can be set locally within a document, but it is typically controlled
> through the book numbering settings.
>
> If <$chapnum> is to be used, each chapter must be a separate FrameMaker
> document (or it could be split into multiple documents, where <$chapnum>
> is
> set not to increment in subsequent chapter parts, through the book
> numbering).
>
>
> Shlomo Perets
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