Change outline numbering, hanging indent not updated


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Paul

I followed http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/numbering/OutlineNumbering.html
to define an outline numbering scheme. For each additional outline
level, I added 0.12" of extra indentation for the text of the
heading. The tabstop settings are properly updated in each Heading
style, but the hanging indents is not. I manually modified the
hanging indents to match the tab settings. Is there a more
intelligent way to have the hanging indents update automagically?
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

When you apply outline numbering to paragraph styles, the indents and tabs
must be set in the Numbering dialog, not in the Paragraph dialog.

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

I did that. I chose a Heading 1 paragraph, modified the style, and
from there, chose to Format->Numbering. In the Bullets and Numbering
panel, I chose the Outline Numbered tab, and as per the website, did
not choose a different pattern from the one that was already
selected. I chose the Customize the selected pattern, which yielded a
Customize Outline Numbered List dialogue box. I made sure the More
details were shown, and...oh, wait a minute. I missed Shauna Kelly's
section 2.4, specifically field#3. That might solve it. Thanks for
prompting me to take a 2nd look.
 
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Peter T. Daniels

Note that if you were using Word2007, you'd have to have the cursor in
the _first_ Heading 1 paragraph. (But since you have "Format >
Numbering," you're not. In 2007 it would be "Home" (> Paragraph) >
Numbering.")
 
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Stefan Blom

Indeed, it pays to take a second (and a third) look at that article. :)

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



I did that. I chose a Heading 1 paragraph, modified the style, and
from there, chose to Format->Numbering. In the Bullets and Numbering
panel, I chose the Outline Numbered tab, and as per the website, did
not choose a different pattern from the one that was already
selected. I chose the Customize the selected pattern, which yielded a
Customize Outline Numbered List dialogue box. I made sure the More
details were shown, and...oh, wait a minute. I missed Shauna Kelly's
section 2.4, specifically field#3. That might solve it. Thanks for
prompting me to take a 2nd look.
 
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Paul

Agreed. I can't count the number of hours I spent trying to make
those configuration switches work. Trying to reverse engineer how
they work from trial and error hasn't worked for me.
 

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