Daniel: InDesign doesn’t really do sequential numbering by itself… well, it does, but only through the paragraph numbering feature. You might be able to get it to work for serial numbers: http://indesignsecrets.com/figure-numbering-in-indesign-and-cross-references-to-them.php
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I often produce documents with a considerable number of pages which I am then asked to change after the first draft. I currently add page numbers manually in order to control the style etc, but there must be a better way.
¤ With this method, the Outline property bar might only be visible when the cursor is on the same line as the number. In normal outlines, the Outline property bar will be visible when the cursor is anywhere in an outline level’s text. (N.B.: If you cannot see the property bar at all, it might have been hidden: see here.)
I want to print 500 tickets, 4 to a page, each with a sequential number. I am using MS Publisher 2010. I have set up the database (numbers 1 to 500) and exected mail merge but on one page all 4 tickets have the same number. Can any one solve this problem?
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First, you need to enter the TransactionDate first. You can’t generate the Sequence until a TransactionDate is entered. Second, you are missing a line of code. In the blog I emphasize that you have to commit the record immediately after generating the sequence. So you need that second line: Me.Dirty=False after the code you have.
I would like to number a voucher book, i have place 4 vouchers on a page, the thing is that i want each of these vouchers to start with different number, 100, 200, 300, 400, and then i want to number them 99 times. The problem is that they have to be numbered only 1 per page, so that when i have printed them all i can easily crop them and staple them right up with having to go through it all.
What do you do when you want your first level style to be 01, 02, 03, etc. But then you want the 2nd and 3rd levels to be 2.1, 2.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.2 it keeps picking up the 0 from the first level.Sections will go beyond 10 as well and I don’t want to insert a 0 in before the level as it will read as 010, 011, 012, etc
Thank you for your reply. It reassured me that I was on the right path. From having read other Help texts, I guessed that I would have to use good ole mail-merge and set up a numbers list in Excel. Luckily my knowledge of Excel was good enough to know about the drag&drop for sequential immediate numbering. When it came to the crunch, it was this particular type of mail merge which gave me a bit of initial difficulty. Despite my having used it happily and often in Word, for labels in Publisher, it was – not surprisingly – different in certain respects; principally the crucial point of the Print stage, which necessitated finding the option Publications & Paper Settings, and selecting 2 specific parameters, namely (1) Multiple pages per sheet, (2) Single-sided printing (my default double printing had appeared). Once I’d sussed this, it was plain sailing. Thanks again.
Footnotes, after all, are always numbered sequentially and update when you add or remove one. The problem is that each time you add a footnote you get an extra space down at the bottom of the column. The solution? Make a paragraph style for your footnotes that specifies a .1 pt tall size with a 0 (zero) leading, then choose that paragraph style in the Document Footnote Options dialog box.
Imagine a book with title page, copyright page, neither shows page number but should be counted in front matter, TOC is 4 pages, then preface is 3 pages, then need a blank page so that book can properly start on the right.
Outline Numbering becomes much more powerful when you attach styles to each level. Styles provide the text formatting while outline numbering provides the numbering format. Together, you can save yourself a great deal of time.
In the resulting window, update the”Name” field to something descriptive. Or, to use keyboard shortcuts, Alt + N. For single-key shortcuts, from this point forward, it will be assumed they are discoverable from the UI. Example, here I use “Multilevel Heading”
I had the same problem and found out the same thing, that it’s the order of creation that seem to govern the lists numerical order. It felt intuitive that the order in the layer-panel should be where this could be managed, although perhaps there’s some reason for why that isn’t a good idea that I havn’t thought of.
To enter specific sequential number codes, such as purchase order numbers, you can use the ROW function together with the TEXT function. For example, to start a numbered list by using 000-001, you enter the formula =TEXT(ROW(A1),”000-000″) in the first cell of the range that you want to number, and then drag the fill handle to the end of the range.
Publisher doesn’t have its own auto-number feature. Although it is possible to produce automatic numbering, database/mail merge or a macro, a specially coded program is required and may take far more time than simply setting up the tickets and typing in their numbers.
The sequential numbering will then see a list of the combinations of to choose from, but the combo will return the autonumber RecordID to use to select the record. In fact, you can use the combobox wizard to create a search combo.
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.
The Section Numbers will work fine for [multi-page exhibits]. You just insert Section Breaks wherever the change in exhibit numbers occurs. For example, if you have four exhibits, some with multiple pages:
Click that, and a placeholder will appear where your cursor was, which will later insert the ticket number at that point. Do that twice for each ticket (once for the counterfoil, once for the main ticket). You should end up with something like this:
This does not appear to be a sequential numbering issue. Assigning a sequential number to a record is different from ranking the result set. I would look at a Running Sum to provide a numerical ranking to a result set.
A single InDesign document can contain up to 9,999 pages, but page numbers can be as large as 999,999. (For example, you can correctly number a 100‑page document that starts on page 9,949.) By default, the first page is a recto (right) page numbered 1. Odd-numbered pages always appear on the right; if you use the Section Options command to change the first page number to an even number, the first page becomes a verso (left) page.
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Short of doing it manually (!), Linc, I’d suggest you experiment with some of the number formatting switches for a field code, as described here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/insert-and-format-field-codes-HA010338798.aspx#BM8.
If you use multi-level numbering, use the Increase/Decrease Indent buttons on the Home tab (just to the right of the numbering buttons in the Paragraph section) to change the numbering level of a particular paragraph. The numbering of subsequent paragraphs will self-adjust.
Some drawbacks to this feature are that you lose a little control when you are typing. Word formats for you and some users do not like this. Also, on certain items, you will get a number when you do not expect or need one. For example, you have an attorney whose name begins with an initial (A. George Smith). When you type the name and press ENTER, the first initial “A.” converts to an automatic number.