Spectrum Writing wrote: > All, > > > > I have a template that I created in FM7.2 In this template, I have a > paragraph tag called "StepNumberBegin" that has the following autonumber > format: S:<n=1>.\t and a paragraph tag called StepNumberContinued that has > the following autonumber format: S:<n+>.\t > > > > I also have the following x-ref formats: > > ? Step which is formatted as <Link>Step <$paranumonly><Default ? > Font> > > ? Step. which is formatted as <Link>Step <$paranumonly>.<Default ? > Font> > > > > Note that the ONLY difference between these two is the period. When I used > these formats in FM7.2, and set up an x-ref to a Step paragraph, as > expected, the automatic period after the numbering was either not included > or included depending on the x-ref format that I selected and I have > confirmed this by repeatedly testing in FM 7.2 - i.e., > > > > I get Step 1 Step 2 and so on if I use the Step x-ref format. > > I get Step 1. Step 2. and so on if I use the Step. x-ref format. > > > > In FM9 (all patched and updated), I decided to clean up the template and use > less tags and I now have a single tag called StepNumber that has the > autonumber format set to the following: N:< ><n+>.\t < =0> (This allows the > numbering to be automatically reset to "1" after a heading and > auto-increment correctly and the headings are set with the correct > autonumber formats to allow for this.) > > > > However, when I use this these formats in FM9.0, and set up an x-ref to a > StepNumber paragraph, no matter which x-ref format that I use - I get the > period after the number if I use the Step x-ref format and I get a double > period if I use the Step. format - i.e., > > > > I get Step 1. if I use the Step x-ref format. > > I get Step 1.. if I use the Step. x-ref format. > > > > What am I missing here? The only difference is that I am having the > numbering be reset after a heading, but the format still is basically one > that has a period in it after the counter, just like in FM7.2 and I am > specifying whether or not to include the period after the counter. >
No; a second difference is that your period is now between two counters, <n+> and < =0>. It makes sense that FM would parse to the end of the series of counters when copying $paranumonly, so the period would always appear. -- Stuart Rogers Technical Communicator Phoenix Geophysics Limited Toronto, ON, Canada +1 (416) 491-7340 x 325 srogers phoenix-geophysics com "Developers explain How the Product Works. Technical writers explain How to Work the Product."