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Numbered List Continue from Previous Skipping Numbers

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Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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I created a numbered list Paragraph titled: Numbered List 1, the mode Start At  1. To be able to have this list continue numbering from 1 I duplicated the list, edited the Style Name: to Numbered List 1 Cont. and under Mode: I set it to: Continue from Previous. 

 

For some reason the next numbered list continues at 4, not 2. What could be causing this to happen? I have never had this issue with numbering before.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Todd

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Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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Hi Todd:

 

I think you are trying to clarify how to restart lists in document? 

 

I've explained two ways to restart lists on this post: one uses a manual restart for the first item of each list, then second will automatically restart, with no further work on your part. I recommend the latter option, if you have a paragraph that consistently appears between lists.  https://www.rockymountaintraining.com/adobe-indesign-restart-numbered-lists-automatically/

 

If you prefer to use your approach, see the two screen shots below:

Start

1.png

Continue

2.png

 

~Barb 

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Thanks for the reply Barb,

 

I am not trying to restart a numbered list, I am trying to get the numbered list that starts at 1 continue to 2, for some reason the list starts at 1 and then jumps to 4 2 pages later whne it needs to be 2.  These numbered lists are pages apart, could that be causing the jump? 

 

Numbered List 1 begins on page 2, then I have a lost of sub lists beneath, along with text, paragraphs and tables, then Numbered List 1 Cont. on page 4 which should begin with 2, instead it is starting at 4.

 

We are creating a document where we have 10+ parts (1 Title Here, 2 Title Here, 3 Title Here, Etc...) under each part are other paragraphs lists and tables. Then Part 2, etc... For some reason just the part numbered lists are not continuing consecutively, it is jumping from 1 to 4. 

 

Thanks again...

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Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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Numbered List 1 begins on page 2, then I have a lost of sub lists beneath, along with text, paragraphs and tables, then Numbered List 1 Cont. on page 4 which should begin with 2, instead it is starting at 4.

So you have nested lists, and the top level isn't incrementing correctly? (Screen shots always help us help you faster.)

 

Is this the scenario?

1 Top Level List Item

  1.  sublist item

  2.  sublist item

  3.  sublist item

  Table 1: Table Title

  Random text paragraphs

2 Top Level List Item


~Barb

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Again thank you for helping with this. What you wrote is very similar to what my layout looks like.

 

I have attached some screenshots of the text that is not changing and my numbering options in the style. Let me know if you need additional information.

 

Thanks again 

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