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I have read through the forum posts about multilevel heading, but for some reason its not working for me here. i have done this before with Section Headers but this time i need the multilevel to be in the paragraph style. How can i get the style to change to the new chapter number? here is two images of what is happening. I need the paragraph style to change to reflect the new chapter. I dont want to create a style for each chapter starting at a new number (there is 15 chapters)

 

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I have read through the forum posts about multilevel heading, but for some reason its not working for me here. i have done this before with Section Headers but this time i need the multilevel to be in the paragraph style. How can i get the style to change to the new chapter number? here is two images of what is happening. I need the paragraph style to change to reflect the new chapter. I dont want to create a style for each chapter starting at a new number (there is 15 chapters)

 

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Hi @Nathan Rule :

 

Please share a screen shot of the Bullets and Numbers dialog box for your Head2 paragraph style (with the orange reverse), and let us know if you are numbering in a single file, or if you are using an InDesign book. 

 

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Sorry for the delay - Adobe never notified me there was a reponse.

 

Single File no Book.

So in chapter 3 this is what it looks like - It all looks quite right - however all the other chapters say 3.0, 3.1 etc

 

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So how do i get it to be correct per chapter? I could do an indicidual chapter style, but for 12-15 chapters that cumbersome.

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So one of my issues is i am importing each chapter as a seperetely threaded text frame so ican guess that is why my numbering doesnt increase on the Main headers since it isnt seeing any number before it. So i solved that one.

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^H is the chapter number counter—it only increments between different files. That's why your chapter numbers are not incrementing.

 

Use the level 1 counter instead ^1—but why the level set to 3? If this is the top level in your list—and chapter numbers normally are—that should be set to Level 1

 

This explains how numbered heads are defined in InDesign—it covers more levels than you need—but what you need is in there. https://www.rockymountaintraining.com/adobe-indesign-numbering-headings/

 

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I have followed your direction and it works fine on chapter 3, but when i try to use it in different chapters it defaults to 3

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Hi @Nathan Rule:

 

Nov 11

You said "Single File no Book." 

My response, "^H is the chapter number counter—it only increments between different files. That's why your chapter numbers are not incrementing. Use the level 1 counter instead ^1.

 

Nov 17

Are you still working in a single file and not in a book? I still see that you are using the ^H counter. It still will not increment within a single file. It only increments between files in a book. Use the level 1 counter instead ^1.

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I misunderstood what you were saying. If you mean am i "booking a book" by using indesign as seperate chapter and file independent of themselves i am not doing that. If you mean is each chapter its own threaded text box where i imported the chapter text through the "Wordsflow" Plugin then yes.

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Hi @Nathan Rule:

 

Is it one InDesign .indd file with multiple stories/sections/chapters (doesn't matter what you call them) in that single InDesign file,

–or–

Is it multiple InDesign . indd files added to an InDesign .indb book file? 

 

The words "Single file no book" indicate the first scenario. And if it is the first scenario, you will need to use ^1 and not ^H. ^H on works in the second scenario. 

 

~Barb

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Maybe i'm not sure what i have donbe, but that doesnt work for me and i'm nto sure how to undo whatever i have done before hand.

 

What DID work for me  (and based on your help) was ^#.0^t starting at the chapter i was on so I just made a new Style for Chapters 2-6 and so on and so forth. Using all one style using ^1.0^t as the numbering did not work in my document.

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Hi @Nathan Rule:

 

I am very happy to help you through this, but we can't move on until you answer this question:

 

Is it one InDesign .indd file with multiple stories/sections/chapters (doesn't matter what you call them) in that single InDesign file,

–or–

Is it multiple InDesign . indd files added to an InDesign .indb book file? 

 

~Barb

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Yes it is one InDesign file. Each chapter has it's own threaded text box independent of the others.

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