Hi Deidre, I think you can (almost fully) automate this. You need three paragraph tags, say:
* Figure (shows the current figure number, but does not increment it) * Figure+ (increments the figure number, and also resets the sheet number) * Sheet (increments the sheet number) In addition, if you want a layout such as: Figure 3 (Sheet 1 of 7) My_Figure_Title Then you should make Figure and Figure+ to be Run-in Heads (on the Pagination tab of the Paragraph Designer). The complete title is then made up of either Figure & Sheet paragraphs or Figure+ & Sheet paragraphs (all on one line). The numbering properties for each paragraph will be something like: Figure F:Figure <n>< > Figure+ F:Figure <n+1>< =0> Sheet F:(Sheet < ><n+1> of To achieve the "Y" in "Sheet X of Y", you would need to create a cross reference in each of the Sheet paragraphs to the last Sheet within a particular Figure. The cross-reference format would be something like: <$paranumonly>) Once you've created the Figure and Sheet paragraphs (with a cross-ref) for one sheet, you can copy it and change the title - much easier than creating multiple cross-refs to the same place. And finally, if you need to create a List of Figures, you should set up the LoF generated file to include the Figure, Figure+, & Sheet paragraphs. You then need to edit the reference page for the list so that: The FigureLOF and Figure+LOF paragraphs should contain something like: Figure <$paranumonly> The Sheet paragraph should contain something like: (Sheet <$paranumonly> of <$paratext> <$pagenum> And the FigureLOF and Figure+LOF paragraphs should be Run-in Heads to get everything on one line. Regards Rob Evans -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Deirdre Reagan Sent: 04 November 2008 16:31 To: Framer's List Subject: adding multiple sheets with the same autonumbered figure number Happy Voting Day my fellow Americans! My fellow non-American Framers, Happy First Tuesday of November! Ok, I have a FrameMaker question that exists beyond partisan boundaries. FM 8.0, Windows XP. Is it possible to have a command that allows for multiple sheets of the same autonumbered Figure number -- i.e., Figure 1 (Sheet 1 of 2), Figure 1 (Sheet 2 of 2) -- so that Figure 1 can update to Figure 2 or 6 or 100 on all sheets when more figures are added? Thanks so much! Deirdre _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as robert.evans at arc.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/robert.evans%40arc.c om Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.