The S, F and T before the colon in Fred's example are called "series labels".
You can do a search on "series label" in the FrameMaker Help and you will find a couple of topics. Yves Barbion Documentation Architect Adobe-Certified FrameMaker Instructor ____________________________________ Fred Ridder wrote: > This is fairly easy. You just need to control separate counter > elements as for each type of number and include placeholders > as necessary. The only thing unusual is making the step > number an unseparated compound of the chapter number > system variable (<$chapnum>) plus a zero. I've never seen > this particular convention or style before... > > The first counter is for the step number, so let's use the > second one for the figure numbers and the third counter > for the table number. The numbering format definitions them > become: > > Step = S:Step <$chapnum>0< =0>< =0>: > Table = F:Figure <$chapnum>0.<a+>< > > Figure = T:Table <$chapnum>0.< ><a+> > > This scheme resets the counters for the table number and > figure number at each occurrence of the step tag. Note > that the building blocks have a space between the opening > angle bracket and the equals sign, which is the character to > suppress display of the number element. The space inside > the angle brackets is a placeholer building block which > prevents the Figure tag from affecting the value of the > counter for the table number. The placeholder in the Table > tag definition is not functionally necessary, but is included > as a good practice that helps you remember that this is > a 3-element numbering scheme. > > Fred Riddermhoffmann at translate.com wrote: > >> I have a challenge with autonumbering, and can't recall the >> solution. (Ran into this unusual numbering style some years >> ago.) I am trying to get a complex autonumbering sequence >> to work in unstructured FM7.2 on Windows. >> >>> I'm assisting a customer with a template that requires the > following >>> numbered paragraphs to occur w/in one document:> > Step 10: How to rinse >>> the sink> <body text>> Step 20: How to dry the sink> <text>> Table 20.a> >>> <table>> Table 20.b> <table>> Figure 20.a> <Figure>> Step 30: How to fill >>> the sink> <body text>> Figure 30.a> <Figure>> > In other words, both Table >>> Title and Figure Title have > to inherit their primary number from the >>> "Step". The > problem is how to maintain a separate number stream > for >>> Tables and Figures that will let them number sequentially, >>> >> and not be affected by one another.> > Here are my para number definitions:> >> Step = S:Step <n+>0: > Table = S:Table <n>0.<a+>> Figure = S:Figure >> <n>0.<a+>> > When mixing Figures and Tables I get results like these:> Step >> 10: > Figure 10.a > Figure 10.b > Figure 10.c > Table 10.d > Step 20:> > ... >> The "Table" needs to number at "Table 10.a" > > I thought of using >> <$chapnum> for the primary <n+> >> in the "Step" para, but <$chapnum> will not number >> sequentially w/in the same document. Using the following >> definitions works for one "Step 10:" but there is no way >> to have "Step 20:" number sequentially:> Step = S:Step <$chapnum>0: > Table >> = F:Figure <$chapnum>0.<a+>> Figure = T:Table <$chapnum>0.<a+>> > These >> definitions produce the following results:> Step 10: > Figure 10.a > Figure >> 10.b > Figure 10.c > Table 10.a> Step 10:> > FYI -- this document does not >> require or use a conventional >> numbered chapter heading.> > Can anyone out there think of an autonumbering >> pattern in >> FrameMaker (7.2) that will work for the sequence I describe >> at the beginning of my email? Any and all advice welcomed.> > Maxwell >> Hoffmann/ENLASO> (805) 807-0853 >> > _________________________________________________________________ > Kick back and relax with hot games and cool activities at the Messenger Caf?. > http://www.cafemessenger.com?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_SeptWLtagline_______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as yves.barbion at gmail.com. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/yves.barbion%40gmail.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. > >