Word 2010 Styles - numbering combining paragraph & linked Styles
Posted on 2011-09-12
A two part question re Styles in Word 2010.
I have several paragraph Styles - Level 1, Level 2 etc.
Users sometimes want the Level 1 Style to be in bold and uppercase and other times they want it without bold and in regular case.
I also have a single linked paragraph/character Style which is based on the Level 1 paragraph Style (let’s call it Level 1 BoldUpper).
I then have a List Style which I have used to create numbering and linked the various levels to the Level 1, Level 2 etc. paragraph Styles.
This allows me then to use either the Level 1 Style or the linked paragraph Style that is based on it to apply Level 1 numbering.
The problem I have is that I cannot successfully re-start numbering in a paragraph using the linked Style Level 1 BoldUpper. The numbering does restart but it applies the Level 1 paragraph Style and I cannot apply the linked Style to the entire paragraph even if I select the text but exclude the carriage return.
Ideally what I want is to be able to restart the numbering and retain the Level 1 BoldUpper Style.
So my questions are:
1. Can anyone tell me how I can make this sort of numbering work reliably as required or should I define two separate Style suites and tell them not to mix the two?
2. There seems to be conflicting opinion on the use of linked Styles. In a large corporation with hundreds of users, would you advise me to use them, use them with caution or avoid the altogether? If the latter, why?
Thank you very much for your help.