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Virgil Arrington wrote:
I've got some strange behavior with outline numbering. I've created a
combination of paragraph styles and an outline number schemes to come up
with the following hierarchy. The numbering is governed through the
Outline Numbering dialog and the names are my paragraphs styles that I
have associated with each outline level.

1. Heading 1         (Outline Level 1)
1.1 Heading 2          (Outline Level 2)
1.1.1 Heading 3          (Outline Level 3) Heading 4          (Outline Level 4) Heading 5          (Outline Level 5)
1. Outline 1                          (Outline Level 6)
     A. Outline 2                         (Outline Level 7)
         1) Outline 3                        (Outline Level 8)
             a. Outline 4                       (Outline Level 9)
                 i. Outline 5                       (Outline Level 10)

Generally it works really well and I have used it often. However, I've
noticed that, if I insert a subordinate Outline style in between my
Heading styles, then subordinate Heading style numbering can get off. An

1. Heading 1
     1. Outline 1
     2. Outline 1
2. Heading 1
     1. Outline 1
     1. Outline 1
2.2 Heading 2

This instance of "Heading 2" should be numbered 2.1, not 2.2. Now, if I
place it immediately after the second Heading 1, it is properly
numbered, e.g.

1. Heading 1
     1. Outline 1
     2. Outline 1
2. Heading 1
2.1 Heading 2

But, by inserting a subordinate level, the Heading 2 is numbered 2.2
rather than 2.1.

Anybody else notice this behavior? Is it a bug? Or just weird?

I think skipping outline numbering levels, in this case from level 1 (Heading 1) to level 6 (Outline 1) implicitly inserts the intermediate levels for numbering purposes. It's more obvious with styles which show all the numbering levels. e.g. if you were to insert a Heading 5 after the Heading 1, it is numbered, as if there were a 2.1, 2.1.1 and in between. Thus the next Heading 2 inserted is 2.2:
  1. Heading 1 Heading 5 Heading 5
  2. Heading 1 Heading 5
  2.2 Heading 2


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