Legal Style Numbering



We use Word 2000. When would you check 'Legal style
numbering' in the outline numbering dialog box?

I am teaching a class on legal numbering but don't
understand this option. The Word Legal Numbering manual
says 'this setting allows you to set up numbering formats
that use Roman and Arabic numerals together in the same
list. For example, ARTICLE III changes to ARTICLE 3.'

Why wouldn't you just use arabic numbers to get ARTICLE 3?

Thank you.




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We use Word 2000. When would you check 'Legal style
numbering' in the outline numbering dialog box?
I think they mean for this to be used when you have
roman numbers in your ARTICLE heading but want your
second level heading to be arabic, e.g.:
Section 1.1
Otherwise your second level would come out I.1.



Charles Kenyon

Sorry, I don't have an answer to the question you asked, but be sure to warn
your students to apply numbering only through well-set-up styles ... and
teach them how to do it!
See: How to create numbered headings or outline numbering in your Word
<URL:>. This
is based on ...

Word's Numbering Explained

How to Create a Template, Part II

.... otherwise your students will end up with what has been called spaghetti

The following are some discussions on the Microsoft newsgroups on numbering:
Nightmare on ListNumbering Street <URL:,18&ic=1>
The Joy of Lists <URL:,15&ic=1>
Relinking ListTemplates <URL:,12&ic=1>
Outline numbering: restart doesn't restart <URL:,6&[email protected]#p>
Format Doesn't "Hold" <URL:,5&[email protected]#p>
(above list compiled by Dave Rado, Word MVP)

ListNumbering Street Revisited <URL:>


Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory:

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide)

See also the MVP FAQ: <URL:> which is awesome!
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