My client has asked for a couple of impossible things. The one I haven't explored except superficially (yesterday).
My client wants to exclude the chapter numbering for specific instances of 3rd level titles.
I have my own opinion, but my job is to give the client what they want (or have a very good explanation of why I can't).
I thought of using a variable in the title element to indicate instances that do not get numbered. I muddled about with the EDD without success (in fact I managed at one point to remove all content from the PDF output).
Does anyone have suggestions for how I could do this?
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Thank you, Rick (frameexpert) for your help.
Here's the solution he worked out:
1. Edit the title entry in the output EDD. (see updated_output_edd.png)
2. Import the changes into the output template.
3. Create the corresponding style. (see new_template_style.png)
4. Import the updated output template into the DITA publishing templates. (see updated_publishing_settings.png)
The final image (new_selective_section_numbering.png) includes one section heading without numbering and another with the default numbering.
Wow Wanda, thank you for the great summary and for giving me credit for the answer!