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Old 11-02-2011, 02:17 AM
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I'm trying to make a numbered list, from which I will be able to press enter to write stuff beneath the numbered title.

Example:

1. Title
2. Title
3. Title
4. Title
5. Title
6. Title

The problem is, that when I press enter standing on title 1, the list will change to somthing like this:

1. Title
2.
3. Title
4. Title
5. Title
6. Title
7. Title

Is there any way to lock these numbered titles, and be able to just move from them without having to press shift+enter?
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:33 AM
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Hi makube,

If you press Enter twice, the errant number will disappear.

A better way to manage this is to use a paragraph Style with numbering, perhaps defined so that presseing Enter creates an un-numbered paragraph (based on a different paragraph Style) and to use different Styles for numbered and un-numbered paragraphs.
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Thank you! Saved my day at the office! Been trying to create a template for protocols at my new job, and this may have just about solved all my current problems.

But one more thing: are the paragraph styles compatible with earlier versions of Word? Wouldn't help much if they weren't compatible with for example Word 2003, since some people I work with havent upgraded yet.
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Hi makube,

Styles have been around since Word's MS-DOS days!!!
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Sweet!

I am having problems with the creation though.

The protocol will look somewhat like this:

1. Subject
Week (left tab) text text text text text text text (right tab) Initials

2. Subject 2
Week (left tab) text text text text text text text (right tab) Initials




3. Subject 3
Week (left tab) text text text text text text text (right tab) Initials

And I've been given orders to do this in the fashion of the above list. But how do I make a style/template that will allow for the tabs to remain the same and the list number to continue from 3-?? without starting from scratch with 1,2,3 all over again, and tabs messing things up?



Here's how it should be:

1. Föregående protokoll
11w14 Writing alot of stuff so people will see what I’m trying to do JL
2. Byggmöte
3. Styrgrupp
4. Ekonomi
5. Arbetsmiljö
6. Tidplan

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Old 11-02-2011, 07:08 AM
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As Paul suggested, you would need a numbered paragraph style and then apply that style to each of the numbered paragraphs. For the unnumbered paragraphs with tab stops but no numbering in them, use a separate para style.

You can use the built-in List Number style as a starting point for your numbered list; use the Modify Style dialog box to alter the numbering as desired. Or you can create a custom style for the purpose.
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