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Special Character Auto Numbering

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Jun 23, 2020

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Hello Group!

I would like to create a Paragraph Tag that will insert a special charater as an Autonumber Format?

As an emaple, U\2776 displays the ❶. Is there a way to use the <n+> Building Block to auto increase the number without have to type each Unicode separately?  

What would be the code, if any to to accomplish this or am I overthinking it!

 

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Special Character Auto Numbering

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Hello Group!

I would like to create a Paragraph Tag that will insert a special charater as an Autonumber Format?

As an emaple, U\2776 displays the ❶. Is there a way to use the <n+> Building Block to auto increase the number without have to type each Unicode separately?  

What would be the code, if any to to accomplish this or am I overthinking it!

 

Thank you!

 

Sam

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You can use the Autonumber feature to insert a glyph instead of a number (that's how bullets work, after all); however, you cannot use the number building block to "increment" glyphs. They're two very different things and FM will not recognize what you have as a number.

 

There are, I think, typefaces that provide numbers with backgrounds (either full or half circle). If you had one of those you might be able to do this as long as you have a character style applied to the autonumber that specifies use of that typeface. 

 

Edited to add: This article discusses number typefaces, and one or more of these may be able to do what you want.

 

As a side note, the glyph you provided as an example is part of the dingbats character range and you would only have the "numbers" 1 through 10 available. This may or may not be an issue for you. 

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Thank you for taking the time to respond!

 

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