Editing a heading in Word 2010

Posted on 2013-08-27
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Last Modified: 2013-08-28
I have got a heading, with heading style 1, and numbered, and line before it is Normal style.

I delete the line before it, and the heading line changes to normal style.

I make it heading style 1 again, and it loses its numbering.

I make it numbered again, and it starts a new series. What was previously 2 becomes 1, and stays 1.

Document attached.

Even if I accidently change a Heading to another style, and then I change it back, I have to start all over again to get the correct numbering (if that is actually possible).

I would like Heading 1 style to stay how I formatted it (as in Word 2000), but it doesn't seem possible. I seem to be always fighting with Word 2010 over headings!
Question by:GrahamDLovell
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Expert Comment

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 39444661
You weren't using headers

Author Comment

ID: 39444729
No. I wasn't using Headers (as in Headers and Footers), I was using Styles.

My problem is in Styles.

I can't do as you suggest, as it just wouldn't work like a Style. Nor do I want the Numbered Heading to appear at the top of each page.

I want it to work like a numbered Heading in the body of the document.
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Accepted Solution

Paul Sauvé earned 2000 total points
ID: 39445935
Are you trying to define numbered Heading styles (Heading 1, Heading 2, etc.)? Place the cursor on a paragraph with the style Heading 1", http://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2013/08_w32/671115/Define-Numbered-Headings.gif

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39447002
OK. You are right. (I didn't think so, at first.)

Different document, but once again it had the wrong numbering method. I thought I had already fixed it, but I hadn't.

I changed it to multi-level "Heading 1" style, and it seems to work OK now.

Thanks again, and sorry for being so slow in catching on to Microsoft's new way of working. I suppose I just liked the way it worked in Word 2000, since it seemed to give users more control.
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by:Paul Sauvé
ID: 39447147
Of you don't like Word's default numbering style, simply modify the heading level and update that style.

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