Numbering options: can't get it done...?!? HOW?

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I am at a loss... I need to number a large document with double numbers (I'm Dutch, sorry if I use the wrong words) and every part has to start over again. So part one has to become:

1.1

1.2

1.3

 

Part two should look like this:

2.1

2.2

2.3

 

But whatever I do the second part either looks like this:

1.4

1.5

...so the second number continues where the first part ended, or it looks like this:

1.1

1.2

 

So it starts ALL over again... How can I make part two look like it should?!?!?

Part three should look like this:

3.1

3.2

3.3

and so on. Help! I just can't get it done!

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 08, 2021 Feb 08, 2021
Paragraph Style > Bullets and Numbering > List Type: Numbers > List: should not be [Default] but should be set to a New List ... that you name. You *might* want Continue Numbers Across Stories.

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Participant , Feb 08, 2021 Feb 08, 2021
Never mind! Finally fouond a link that explains it well!https://redokun.com/blog/indesign-numbered-list#numbered-list-styles The trick which I didn't know about is that you have to first set the level and then choose the option 'Insert number placeholder' to add the correct number behind the Number entry. The link explains it better. Just created a basic list when even more sublists. See screenshot. Works like a charm. Finally...

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Paragraph Style > Bullets and Numbering > List Type: Numbers > List: should not be [Default] but should be set to a New List ... that you name. You *might* want Continue Numbers Across Stories.

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Thanks, I got that far already but it won't work. I must be missing quite a few settings. I watched various video's about the subject but they are all very basic. See attached screenshot for what I have, want and get. I just don't understand how this works at all. Do I need to create a new parahrah style for EVERY part of the document maybe? There are tons of them...!

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Never mind! Finally fouond a link that explains it well!

https://redokun.com/blog/indesign-numbered-list#numbered-list-styles 

The trick which I didn't know about is that you have to first set the level and then choose the option 'Insert number placeholder' to add the correct number behind the Number entry. The link explains it better. Just created a basic list when even more sublists. See screenshot. Works like a charm. Finally...

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