Scott's idea is something I didn't notice when you published your
numbering strings.

Insert a letter in front of the string to specify a unique numbering
stream -- you can have 50+ of them, but it's best to make each type
unique. Specifying a specific stream ensures that other tags won't
reset one particular tag. For example, you could make your table
string unique by preceding it with a "t:" to make it:
t:Table <$chapnum>.<$volnum>-<n>< >< >< >< >< >< >< >-<n+> . Then save
and update.

For Figures, you may use an f like this:  f:Figure
<$chapnum>.<$volnum>-<n>< >< >< >< >< >< >< >-<n+>


Art Campbell
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On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 3:18 PM,  <quills at> wrote:
> Check that the styles with numbering formats that fall between those
> tables are replicating the proper stream. Someone is either off a
> placeholder, or resetting your numbers.
> Scott
> Eva Whitley wrote:
>> First off, thanks to all those who helped me with my document containing
>> both 81/2"x11" and 11"x17" pages. As suggested, I pulled out the 11"x17"
>> pages into a new document that will be another chapter in the book.
>> Now I'm seeing a problem in autonumbering that is defying all my newbie
>> efforts to fix.
>> As mentioned before, we are running FM8 on PCs. We have styles defined
>> for Tables and Figures. The Autonumber Format ?(from the Numbering tab
>> on Paragraph Designer) for Tables is
>> Table <$chapnum>.<$volnum>-<n>< >< >< >< >< >< >< >-<n+> so the first
>> table in Section 5 should be Table 5.1-5-1 . And, indeed that's what the
>> first table in Section 5 is labeled. Several pages later, at the next
>> table the Autonumber Format is
>> Table <$chapnum>.<$volnum>-<n>< >< >< >< >< >< >< >-<n+> that should be
>> labeling the table Table 5.1-5-2. But instead it's coming out as Table
>> 5.1-5-1 ?.
>> Skipping forward several pages, the next table is labeled Table 5.1-5.2.
>> The one after that is Table 5.1-5-3. The one after that is labeled Table
>> 5.1-5-1 ?.
>> The Autonumber Format is Table <$chapnum>.<$volnum>-<n>< >< >< >< >< ><
>> ?>< >-<n+>
>> Anyone have any idea of what's causing this? And more importantly, how
>> it can be fixed? I've tried deleting the tables, importing the info as
>> unformatted text, and if the new table is inserted right after the old
>> one, it numbers correctly, but if it's inserted back into the original
>> location I get the same problem. I've recreated the tables into a new
>> document (and the autonumbers behave in that) but when I paste them into
>> the original document--same problem. I've copied the code and pasted in
>> to the Autonumber Format text box, and that hasn't fixed it.
>> I'm truly stumped. What am I missing?
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