By default, Microsoft Word comes with default heading styles (e.g. Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3….).
These defaults can be changed based on need. For example, I modified the default headings to look like this:
So now I have a document that is structured like:
1. Content 1.1 Content 1.2 Content 1.2.1 Content 2. Content 2.1 Content 2.1.1 Content 2.1.2 Content ------ section break ------- 3. Content 3.1 Content 3.2 Content 3.3 Content 4. Content ------ section break ------- 5. Content 5.1 Content 5.2 Content 5.3 Content 5.3.1 Content
Each of the major areas of content are separated by sections. So, for purposes of this illustration, let's say I have 2 section breaks in this document separating 3 main areas of content.
However, what I need to do is restart the numbering at the beginning of each section and put a custom prefix is front of those numbers. Like this:
X1. Content X1.1 Content X1.2 Content X1.2.1 Content X2. Content X2.1 Content X2.1.1 Content X2.1.2 Content ------ section break ------- XI1 Content XI1.1 Content XI1.2 Content XI1.3 Content XI2 Content ------ section break ------- XII1 Content XII1.1 Content XII1.2 Content XII1.3 Content XII1.3.1 Content
I tried doing this with the simple command sequence of "Restart Numbering" and "Set Numbering Value", but if you are using numbered headers, it won't let you put a letter prefix in front of it.
Let's say I have up to three levels per section -- x, x.x, x.x.x --- my thinking is that I need to create 3 custom heading styles per section for a total of, in this example, 9 custom heading styles (if my math is right). I was hoping there was an easier way than that.