Non-Sequential List Numbering

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Stoutheart

In Word 2003 / Windows XP: I can automatically create a style, and have test
questions numbered sequentially starting with "1". Each problem is followed
by 5 multiple-choice answers. I'd like to somehow create another style that I
could apply to the list of answers at the end of each problem, and have the
five answers to the 1st question labeled (a) through (e), and the five
answers of the next problem labeled (f), (g), (h), (j), and (k) [no (i)
option], then restart the sequence. (This is how the ACT test questions are
formatted, and I'd like to duplicate their formatting.) Any help would be
appreciated.
 
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Stefan Blom

I believe the easiest solution would be to type these numbers in.
 
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Tim Mastrogiacomo

In Word 2003 / Windows XP: I can automatically create a style, and have test
questions numbered sequentially starting with "1". Each problem is followed
by 5 multiple-choice answers. I'd like to somehow create another style that I
could apply to the list of answers at the end of each problem, and have the
five answers to the 1st question labeled (a) through (e), and the five
answers of the next problem labeled (f), (g), (h), (j), and (k) [no (i)
option], then restart the sequence. (This is how the ACT test questions are
formatted, and I'd like to duplicate their formatting.) Any help would be
appreciated.
You can use non-sequential numbering by making a sequential list, and
then right-clicking the particular number you want to change and
selecting "Select Numbering Value." Then put the new value in the "Set
Value" box. This works with both numbers and letters.


Tim Mastrogiacomo
 
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Stefan Blom

True. But obviously there is a limit to how many manual restarts you can make and still find automatic numbering useful. :)

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



In Word 2003 / Windows XP: I can automatically create a style, and have test
questions numbered sequentially starting with "1". Each problem is followed
by 5 multiple-choice answers. I'd like to somehow create another style that I
could apply to the list of answers at the end of each problem, and have the
five answers to the 1st question labeled (a) through (e), and the five
answers of the next problem labeled (f), (g), (h), (j), and (k) [no (i)
option], then restart the sequence. (This is how the ACT test questions are
formatted, and I'd like to duplicate their formatting.) Any help would be
appreciated.
You can use non-sequential numbering by making a sequential list, and
then right-clicking the particular number you want to change and
selecting "Select Numbering Value." Then put the new value in the "Set
Value" box. This works with both numbers and letters.


Tim Mastrogiacomo
 

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