I for one would appreciate understanding the 'proper' way to handle
numbering in Word.  For me, it would help to fix garbaged numbers in
document I receive to convert to SGML - numbering is an issue because if
it's wrong, the structure requires a lot of manual correction.

If you folks who actually can get it to work, reliably and consistently,
would not mind creating some sort of basic tutorial or simplified
procedure list re numbering in Word, I'm sure a great many folks on this
list would benefit.

On Tuesday, May 13, 2008 09:16 AM, Deirdre Reagan wrote:

| Hi Robin/Will (?)
| 
| I use autonumbering in Word all the time and have very few problems
| with it.  I've repaired more bolloxed autonumbering jobs than I can
| remember.
| 
| Autonumbering in Word is fairly easy, once one knows how to do it.
| 
| I'd be happy to help anyone who needs help with autonumbering.
| 
| Deirdre
| 
| On 5/12/08, Robin B White <whitefamily at mac.com> wrote:
| > Jon -
| > Sorry, but I have to disagree. The huge amount of on-line discussion
| > by people struggling with Word's numbering contradicts your
assertion.
| >
| > The only reason that your numbering coup was a achievement is
| > because the Word autonumbering implementation is a miserable kludge
| > that you managed to harness one time.
| > If you ever have to inherit a Word file where someone has bollixed
| > the autonumbering scheme, you will find that the document is
impossible
| > to repair.
| >
| > Pulling off the same thing in FM is, well, child's play.
| >
| > will white
| > vialogy
| >
| >
| > On Monday, May 12, 2008, at 11:46AM, "Jon Harvey"
<JHarvey at cambridgesoft.com> wrote:
| >
| > > Hi Leah,
| > >
| > > The MSWord numbering feature is actually pretty good once you
learn how
| > > to use it. The hard part is just that, learning how to properly
use it
| > > because it is definitely not intuitive (read: stupidly designed).
| > > After years of using Word 2003, I finally discovered how to use it
and
| > > ended up autonumbering a 150-page document with headings six
levels
| > > deep (Heading 1.2.3.4.5.6.). It worked great.
| > >
| > >
| > > Jon Harvey
| > > Manager, Desktop Documentation
| > > CambridgeSoft Corporation
| > > 100 CambridgePark Drive
| > > Cambridge, MA 02140
| > > (617) 588-9354
| > >
| > > -----Original Message-----
| > > From: Leah Smaller
| > > Sent: Monday, May 12, 2008 7:10 AM
| > > To: Frame Users
| > > Subject: Re: Framemaker uses
| > >
| > > I use FrameMaker to write my Feldenkrais ATM (Awareness Through
| > > Movement) lessons. I actually tried to write the lessons in
MSWord,
| > > but the numbering always  got loused up.
| > >
| > > The numbering is actually complicated. The lessons generally
consist
| > > of 8 main steps and each step has sub-steps. I number them 1, a,
b, c,
| > > 2 ,a, b.... etc. This probably sounds simple - easy peasy, use
| > > autonumbering, but many times a step can be repeated (once on the
| > > left and once on the right). So, I used pgfs for the numbering the
| > > main steps and it is wonderful.
| > >
| > >Leah Smaller
| > >Technical Communicator
| > >Certified Feldenkrais Method practitioner
| > >leah at compulite.com
| > >
| > >"What you truly learn best will appear to you later as your own
| > >discovery." (Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais)

- Lester 
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