Changing list formatting in Pages
Posted on 2009-04-19
I have imported a Microsoft Word document into OS X Pages. The document is lengthy and includes many sections, each of which has the following layout:
BOLD SECTION HEADER
1. This is the first point
2. This is the second point
a. This is a sub-point
b. This is another sub-point
* occasionally there is a third level point
3. This is the third point
There are some additional variations on this basic theme.
The document imported very nicely, with one exception. In each section in the original, the numbering starts at "1". However, in the import, the numbering continues rather than restarting.
I have tried to follow the instructions in the user guide to change the list styling without success. According to the instructions, if I change the list styling, then access the style drawer, the style of the changed list style will have a red arrow. No such red arrow shows. When I click the down arrow adjacent to the style, the "redefine style according to selection" item is dimmed.
There is one thing I am remembering from Word, which may be a factor here -- there is a feature in Word that allows controlling the restarting of numbering based on outline "levels", and this feature is set in the Word document.
It appears that this feature is not supported in Pages, and I would have to renumber each section by hand.
Is there any help for this?