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Ah, the document sequencing, the audit thingy. What is the purpose of giving a sequence to the transactions or the documents that you create? Well it has been a practice to assign the number to anything which occurs more than once, by numbering them you can identify the order of its generation. It acts like a chain and if a number goes missing, the link is broken and you can see that there was a deletion or removal of the transaction. Sequence numbering can also be seen in our business processes like organization assign employee number or employee code to their employees in order to identify them. Our vehicles have registration numbers. Even the database have a number primary key for the records it holds. BUT that is just to uniquely identify them. Here the purpose of sequencing is to maintain the Audit Trial of the transaction or as Oracle says in its documentation, to maintain the completeness of the transaction.

So? You are storing 2 sequential numbers then. One a number per last initial, the other an overall number. So you are storing those 2 numbers. Those numbers do not change once generated. There is NO need to redundantly store the concatenated full ID.

Scott can I please get more detail on how to do what you are talking about in the scenario 3 you described above as this is exactly what I am basically trying to do. I would like to explain in more detail what I have accomplished so far and what I am trying to do.

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All I want to know is, how do you link fields, like {SEQ}, to a style – so that if I select/apply style “Figure Caption” (my style, I also have “Table Caption”), I get not just the attributes of the style (what it looks like, where it is on the page etc.) but I get a chapter (or section) number + a sequence number added, (e.g. “2-3”). I know about STYLEREF and SEQ Figure # and/or calling a section number (if required) – but I can’t find out how to take the simple and to me obvious step to have sequential numbering (prefixed with either “Figure” or “Table”) attached to my Figure Caption style. It all seems to be a two-step process: (i) select the style, (ii) select the numbering. I want to do both at style level. I want to see/get (e.g.) “Figure 2-3: Linking figure numbering to styles” just by applying my “Figure Caption” style to my figure caption text “Linking figure numbering to styles”. Please, only tell me how to do that, how to link chapter/sequence numbering via a style – i.e. in just one step – applying the style.

The following screen shots are from Word 2010 but this applies to all versions of Word. (Here is the same question and answer using Word 2003 screen shots.) This is CK’s response to a question on the Microsoft Answers site.

Tip  Using the same logic for removing underlining from a number, you can make the paragraph number bold without having the text of the paragraph formatted as bold. In the Customize window of the Bullets and Numbering dialog box, choose the applicable level and click Font. Select Bold, and click OK twice.

InDesign allows you to add a page number marker to a master page within the document. The master page functions as a template for every page it’s applied to, so the consecutive page numbers appear on every page. InDesign updates the page number automatically as you insert, delete and move pages. To add a page number marker to a master page, create a text box on the master page by going to the Type menu and choosing “Insert Special Character,” “Markers” and then “Current Page Number.”

If you want numbered headings to be underlined, but do not want a line under the number, it can be difficult if you don’t know how it works. This is because by default, the format of the number follows the format of the text that follows it. For example, let’s say you want to underline a paragraph in a Heading 2 style. Chances are it will look like this:

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The most important sequences spaces in analysis are the ℓp spaces, consisting of the p-power summable sequences, with the p-norm. These are special cases of Lp spaces for the counting measure on the set of natural numbers. Other important classes of sequences like convergent sequences or null sequences form sequence spaces, respectively denoted c and c0, with the sup norm. Any sequence space can also be equipped with the topology of pointwise convergence, under which it becomes a special kind of Fréchet space called an FK-space.

Chapter title is the first level of numbering in this document, and “Chapter ^H: ” tells InDesign to type “Chapter 1: ” in front of the chapter title in the first chapter, “Chapter 2: ” in the second chapter, and so on.

☼  You can press to insert a line break; this will start a new unbulleted paragraph under the previous bulleted one (press to resume automatic bulleting). This is a good way to gather several paragraphs under a single bullet item.

•  Step 8. Now, test the results: Place the cursor at the end of the text in step 2 and press . This should insert a new step 3. Re-generate the references with the Reference Tools dialog’s Generate button or click on Tools, Reference, Generate. You should now see the following in the document text: “…see Steps 4 to 7”.

An InDesign document can only have one chapter, and these chapters are typically combined in an InDesign book. To insert a chapter number, create a text frame where you want the chapter number to appear on either a document or master page. Click on the “Type” menu, then “Text Variables,” “Insert Text Variable” and then “Chapter Number.” Update the chapter number if necessary to keep your chapter numbers consecutive by clicking on “Numbering & Section Options” in the Layout menu.

The only warnings that InDesign gives you that some of the text in the selected text frame uses a different font are: the Font field in the Character panel is blank, and the Font submenu (under the Type menu) has hyphens next to each font.

I have a field called “Index name” which is displayed as a drop down on the form , this looks up from another list. I need the form/ list to generate a unique  & sequential ID based upon the selected value in this drop down.

If you try to set up a numbering scheme to do this, you will notice that your number disappears when you press ENTER to type the text or the text may seem off-center. The following exercise walks you through centering text beneath a number.

You can also apply numbers by using a menu command. From the Format menu, choose Bullets and Numbering. There are different advantages to both. The following exercises show how to use each method to applying basic numbers to a list.

Hi Scott you helped me with the sequential numbering however, I am having a problem where I changed from before insert to putting the code behind a button Save Record and Get New Number under the OnClick

The Artifact ID should NOT be your PK. There is no reason for it to be and to try and use it as such will be a headache. A primary sequential numbering in indesign is simply a unique identifier for a record. Many purists will tell you that users should never see the PK and in your case, I would recommend that. Use an Autonumber as you PK and you can use that as your corresponding Foreign Key in related records. To prevent duplication you can make the combination of Collection Point ID and Artifact ID a unique, multi-field index. Then display the combination as I indicated where you need to show the user a record ID. This is all explained int he blog.

Good morning! Directions are clear for sure but when i go to merge the first ticket is one but the second number on the raffle ticket is two. i have four raffle tickets per page the first three are messed up but the forth is correct all the way down to 500. Any ideas? i have tried with a header and without a header. i even made the first number with a formula. it does work with out putting next record but like you said it is four tickets with the same number and that would use a ton of ink. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Scott, I had posted on Microsoft and you sent me to your blog to have the numbering system (similar to APEX example) explained. I am not a programmer and I don’t understand where these codes and expressions are even suppose to go in access. When I do try to implement the little I do know I continue to get errors. I am not sure if I am putting the information in the wrong place or if I am way off. Do you know of any youtube videos that could walk me through it step by step? Or if you have the time could you help walk me through the steps.

I normally use “Data Merge” in InDesign and use Excel (or something like it) to generate the list of numbers for me. You would copy the numbers into a text file so that InDesign can read them as the merge data source. Note that you would have one ticket on the page and then let InDesign set the other tickets on the page (you can tell the Data Merge control panel about spacing).

I’ll tell you how I read it: you have a folder containing many PDFs and need to insert some text like a header/footer serial number. Actually you may wish to position the serial number somewhere else in the document but I suppose a header/footer is all right.

Thank you very much. I learnt number seq from here and applied it on my transport booking pad and this save me hours of work. Now can you please show me how to do something like 120/12, then 120/13, 120/14 and so on with seq.

Tip  You can use these shortcut keys, the numbering button or the Style dialog box in the Format menu to apply the correct numbering level. You can also apply numbering that is linked to heading styles by clicking the Style box drop-down arrow.

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