Numbering and tables

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Unbridled

Hello,
I have received a document that contains mainly a large group of
tables of 3 columns that is used as a process flow template. Column 1
contains the numbering (1.0, 1.1, 2.0 ...), column 2 contains a
description, and column contains another description. Each row is its
own separate number and the number in column 1 has been manually
input. There are inherent flaws with this design that I would like to
change for future documents.

The main flaw is that if an additional row is inserted, each value in
column 1 has to be manually changed. Were it not in a table, the text
would be handled without issue. My question: is there a way to use
multi-level numbering within a table to eliminate the manual changing
of each row following the change just like it would with text outside
a table? A second question: is there a way to actually apply multi-
level numbering in column 1(scenario: row 1 = 1.0, row 2 =1.1, row 3
=2.0) since there is no real indent like there would be outside a
table?

I suspect this person was a spreadsheet centric user and realized that
Excel had text limitations so they converted Word to look the same as
the original spreadsheet. This is the result....
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

There's no reason you can't have outline numbering in Column 1. Just create
an outline list linked to specific styles and apply those styles to the
table cells as required.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
U

Unbridled

There's no reason you can't have outline numbering in Column 1. Just create
an outline list linked to specific styles and apply those styles to the
table cells as required.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USAhttp://word.mvps.org
After away from this over the weekend I came back and linked the
various levels and it worked right out of the gate. Thanks for the
advice. It was a simple case of overlooking the obvious.
 

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