Apply User-Defined Section Numbering

In your report template, you might want to number the section levels, with a numbering format of your own design. For example:

 

1. Package level 1
  1.1 Package level 2 (child package)
    1.1.1 Element Level 1
        1.1.1.1 Element (child element)
 

 
To define the numbering format you:

First create a numbering list, then
Create a set of list overrides for this list
 

In the overrides, you change the initial 1.0.0 setting to 1.1.1. You can then apply the numbering list to the headings set for packages and elements, using paragraph numbering.

Access    Right-click in the Content panel of the Document Template Designer and select Edit | List and Overrides

Define the numbering format

Step

Action

See also

1

To create the numbering list, select the Create List Item menu option.

The List Properties dialog displays:

In the List Name field, type a name for the list
Leave the Multi-level list checkbox selected
If you have added sections to your document and want to restart numbering for each new section, select the Restart at section break checkbox
Click on the OK button to close the dialog

 

 

2

To create the list override, select the Create List Override menu option.

The List Override Properties dialog displays:

In the List to Override field, type or select the name of the list you have just created
Leave the Override Levels checkbox selected
Click on the OK button to close the dialog

 

 

3

To set up the list level properties for a level, select the Edit List Level menu option.

The List Level properties dialog displays.

Select the List item radio button and type or select the list item you have just created
Set the List Level field to 1 (for the Package Section) and the Number text field to ~1~
Click on the OK button to save the values and close the dialog

 

 

4

Select the Edit List Level menu option again to re-open the dialog:

Select the List item radio button and type or select the list item you have just created
Set List Level to 2 (for the Element Section or Child Package Section, for example)
Set Start at to 1 (to ensure that numbering at this level begins at 1.1 rather than 1.0)
Click on the OK button to close the dialog and save the changes

 

 

5

Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each additional list level to need, incrementing the List Level number and resetting Start at to 1 each time.

 

 

 

Apply the numbering levels defined above

Step

Action

See also

1

In the Content panel of the Document Editor, select the first item of text to be numbered (for example, Package).
 
NumberingContent

 

 

2

Set the text style to one of the Heading styles (Heading 1 to Heading 9), using the style drop-down field in the  Document Editor toolbar.
 
NumberingContentFont

 

 

3

Right-click on the text and select the Paragraph | List Numbering menu option.

The Apply paragraph numbering using Lists dialog displays.

In the List panel, select the required List and Override combination
Set the Level field to the required level (1, for the top level)
Click on the OK button to close the dialog, and check that the required level has been applied to the selected text
 

PackageRTFHeading

 

 

4

Repeat step 3 for the next level (Element), but change the Level field to 2.
 
ElementRTFHeading

 

 

5

Continue applying the overrides for each lower section level as necessary, then generate your document.

The output will be numbered and formatted, as illustrated by this example:

 
RTFOutput