Because my page layout contains a sidehead margin, and to provide maximum flexibility for those assigning checkboxes to the numbered steps (regardless of the level--1, a, or i--with which the checkbox aligns), I created an anchored frame with a small square (drawn with Frame tools) in it on a reference page. If you know of an unpleasant consequence of using this approach, please let me know.
Here are the specs (measurements in inches) if you want to try it out: Anchoring Position: Left Side: Left Distance Above Baseline: -0.047 Distance from text frame: 0.1 W: 0.196 H 0.175 Once a procedure is written, the writer copies this anchored frame once and pastes it in at every desired step, which is not a big responsibility in the document set for which I'm designing this solution. The training designer who will use it has tried it out and--though he'd prefer something more automated--found this easy to use. Thanks to all reached out to help me solve this one. Wishing you all health and job security in 2009! ~~~~~~~~~~ Doug Eaton Technical Communications Sensis Corporation 315.634.7284