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 Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson No disclaimers apply. DoD 358 On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 3:18 PM, <quills at airmail.net> 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? >> >> > > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as art.campbell 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/art.campbell%40gmail.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. >