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26-10-2001, 12:01 PM
I am writting a formal document and would like to auto number the figures using the style Figure 1-2 (where 1 is the chapter number and 2 is the figure number in that chapter). Word 2000 does not seem to be capable of this and will only auto number 1,2,3, etc. How can I set this up or do I have to do it manually?

26-10-2001, 01:20 PM
Hi. Try... Go Insert, Caption, AutoCaption, Numbering and tick the Include Chapter Number box.

26-10-2001, 01:24 PM
Format - Bullets And Numbering... - Outline Numbering - third one on the top. Tab in for 1.1, 1.1.1 etc.

26-10-2001, 01:25 PM
Word 2000 can most definitely do as you wish, but you will need to delve into the mysteries of the SEQ field to achieve it. Begin by numbering your chapters using this field (Insert - Field - Numbering - SEQ). For example 'SEQ ChaptNum' where ChaptNum is the sequence identifier. Then number your figures using SEQ ChaptNum /c. The /c switch suppresses incrementing the sequence and will therefore display the number of the current chapter. Good luck.

26-10-2001, 07:55 PM
Thanks for the help guys! Got the auto numbering working perfectly.