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Numbered Headings in Word 2007


I'm wondering if a Word 2007 expert could advise me on the above topic.

When modifying "Heading 2" or "Heading 3" etc. properties to set up own template, I need to define numbering flow like "h1.h2" or "h1.h2.h3."

When you do Modify Style > Format > numbering > Define New Number Format," and select a two (or three) level numbering scheme, the actual "unshaded" variable heading level (like h1 in Heading Level 2) does not automatically follow current Heading level 1 numbering.

Further, and accordingly, h2 keeps incrementing, regardless of the h1 context.

I've know this problem with Word heading numbers since earlier version 2, and it was not persistent, but never figured why and when it doesn't work.

I may be missing a simple setting somewhere.

Thank you.
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Joanne M. OrzechManager, Document Services CenterCommented:
Perhaps I'm not reading your question/comment correctly but I do not think I've experienced those issues.... is there any way you can upload a document and I can take a look at it?

Joanne Orzech
Word MVP
ka64Author Commented:
I attach a sample page, and an image of the numbering dialog where I encounter this situation.
I'm sure there is something that I miss since I only "frequently" but not "always" run into this problem. There should be something related to the proper entry one should make in the "Number Format Field."
If I enter a fixed digit, it either remains constant throughout the document, or runs over without recognizing the "upper level" section. So for e.g. would be: 1.1 in both sections 1 and 2, or I might get 1.5 as the first level-2 heading of section 2, following a 4-subsection section 1.
Thanks in advance.
Note: I was unable to attach the zipped file.docx, so i renamed it, removing the'x'. You may please try to add it before opening so that it would hopefully open up as 2007.

Joanne M. OrzechManager, Document Services CenterCommented:
Sorry - I've been out of town.....

The problem is that you need to use multi-level list numbering in Word 2007 rather than the limited list styles available under the modify styles pane (pain!).  I hate this new set-up in Word.... but if you go to the top and set up your styles under the Multi-Level list, you will find it much easier to work with.

I will try to set up your document -- at least partially - using this method and upload it for you to look at.
In the meantime, see if this makes sense to you or gets you started:


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Joanne M. OrzechManager, Document Services CenterCommented:
Here is your document.... I went in to the multi-level lists and linked them to the appropriate styles (see image attached).... I hope this helps.

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Joanne M. OrzechManager, Document Services CenterCommented:
ka64 - Did anything work or make sense?
ka64Author Commented:
Thank you so much. For locating the multi-level numbering button, which I was completely missing. And also for the image that clarified some issues I had with previous Word versions in defining heading styles.
Best regards

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