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Custom Numbering System

Community Beginner ,
Jul 11, 2017 Jul 11, 2017

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I am working on a family tree that has many Generations involved. I would like a custom numbering system that looks like

1a. Person

1b. Sibling

1c. Sibling

2a. child

2b. sibling

     3a. grandchild

     3b. sibling

and so on. any idea of how to set this up?

Thanks!

Jenn

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 11, 2017 Jul 11, 2017
Here's a good tutorial from Bob Bringhurst on creating multilevel list numbering in InDesign:Numbered Lists — Part II Multi-Level Lists

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Jul 11, 2017 Jul 11, 2017

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Hi,

there two approaches I could think of:

option 1:

- Type the text in a word editor (like MS Word) because the tab key will automatically create the sub-levels you want. InDesign could be linked to this file, get the updates and format the content as you need.

Option 2:

- All in InDesign, I would create Paragraph styles, one per each branch level, associate it with a shortcut (Ctrl+NumKey) for easy application. Each paragraph Style would control the indent (Tab) and numbering style. It gets tricky when a numbering has to resume the numbering but you be able to structure it that way.

Please confirm the version of your OS and InDesign

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Here's a good tutorial from Bob Bringhurst on creating multilevel list numbering in InDesign:

Numbered Lists — Part II Multi-Level Lists

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Jun 14, 2021 Jun 14, 2021

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Hi Steve,

 

I cant follow the link you supply. Do you know where this tutorial currently is? I really need to learn this so i can apply a numbering system '1, 1.2, 1.3,1.4.........1.4.1, 1.4.2 etc etc

 

Cheers

 

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Jul 11, 2017 Jul 11, 2017

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Thank you both!

I am running the 12.1 2017 CC on Mac Siera 10.12 for reference.

The trick, from that forum, was simply adding in the number of the level before the format chosen.

Screen Shot 2017-07-11 at 11.50.04 AM.png

thank you thank you!

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Thanks for sharing. Remember, styles will allow you to save time with updates/adjustments

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