LINGUIST List 15.1324

Tue Apr 27 2004

Qs: Automatic Numbering in Word

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  1. Janet Randall, automatic numbering in MS Word

Message 1: automatic numbering in MS Word

Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 13:07:18 -0400 (EDT)
From: Janet Randall <>
Subject: automatic numbering in MS Word

I am trying to figure out how to use automatic numbering to number and
cross-reference examples in a linguistics paper using microsoft Word
2002. I have used a program in the past (xywrite) that uses
soft-numbered counters, which increment if I insert a prior example.
Also, I can set each counter to begin at any number, repeat the last
number, and I can refer back to any example, since they can be marked
tags that don't change when the number increments. In xywrite all of
this is simple (I think it was simple in wordperfect, too). But I
have had trouble replicating all these functions in Word, without
getting automatically inserted periods or close parentheses. Also,
unless I start a new paragraph, the number doesn't increment. So I
can't say, for example, blah blah blah, as shown in (14) and (15):

(14) example
(15) example

because the first instance of (15) will show up as (14) again.

Has anyone had success with this? (And do you know of anything written
about it? I have not seen it in any book about Word.) I will post a
summary of responses. Thanks very much. 

Janet Randall 
Associate Professor & Director,
Linguistics Program 
Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
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