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I need to add a sequential numerical list to my document that starts at the number 2, not at 1. I know how to create such a list that starts at 1 using { seq }, but I can't figure out how to start the list at 2. The reason I need to start at 2 is because I'm calling out PowerPoint slide numbers in meeting minutes, and slide 1 is always the title slide so is not cited. I guess I could include an invisible 1 before the 2 as hidden text, but I wonder if there's a cleaner way to do this. Thanks in advance!
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Simply use the SEQ field's \r switch. See: Field codes: Seq (Sequence) field - Office Support
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When I did that, it set all the numbers as "2."
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You should only use that switch on the first SEQ in the series...
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Ah, got it! I'll give that a shot. Thanks.
I just realized I can't use this function for what I'm doing because I have numerical ranges in parts of the document, which makes the effort counterproductive. :-(
But good to know how to do it, anyway.
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