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I am making a document using word 2007. I have dumped the content and am now in formatting mode. I have to make the TOC. There perhaps is some way of auto-generating it, but for sake of learning formatting in word, I want to do it manually by myself.

Content

a

b

b1

b2

b21

b22

c

c1

c2

c3

d

Above is how it looks like. I have some basic idea of concept of styles. I have chosen content in title style. and a,b,c,d in header 1. b1,b2,c1,c2,c3 in header 2. and b21,b22 in header 3. Now I want a continuous numbering. So it should be like:

Content

1) a

2) b

2.1) b1

2.2) b2

2.2.1) b21

2.2.2) b22

3) c

3.1) c1

3.2) c2

3.3) c3

4) d

I right click on a, and number it. I remember seeing the option "continue numbering","restart at 1" somewhere, but when I right click on b, I was expecting to see these options and then I would click on continue numbering and as per me, this would continue the numbering from the last heading 1 style numbering.But I don't see these options when I right click on b.

Please help! Thanks,

Any other commonly used word tips would be great too.

Addition

1 a

2 b

  1 b1

  2 b2

    1 b21

    2 b22

3 c

  1 c1

  2 c2

  3 c3

4 d

I have been able to get good indentation, but my numberings are not hierarchical. I want inner numbers to be like for b21, I want 2.2.1

Thanks,

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merged by studiohack Feb 17 '11 at 16:19

this question was merged with Numbering in next item of outer list gets confused by numbered inner list of previous item in same outer list because it is an exact duplicate of that question.