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RH 2019.12: Continue Numbering At

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This is RH 2019.12, new UI.

 

Like everyone else, I can't get the Properties>General tab's "Restart/Continue Numbering At" element to reliably appear.

 

So at this point, I'd rather just manually insert the HTML and specify the number to continue with, in the code. That, I can reliably - and intuitively - do. So, what's the HTML code to "continue numbering" for a numbered list in a topic?

 

This was so much easier in RH 2017. Would love to see Adobe address the issue in RH 2019/2020.

Thanks, Peter. 

 

The trick, if you use a CSS style for numbered lists - and this may be where everyone is getting hung up, is that you have to use RoboHelp's generic list function/button (at the top of the application) to create the list FIRST, and THEN apply your list style from your CSS.

 

If you create numbered lists by simply applying a list style from your CSS (that is, you never use the RoboHelp application's numbered list button), then you'll never see the restart numbering element. 

 

Finally, to answer my initial question, here's the HTML for restart numbering (where "task" is the name of my CSS numbered list style):

 

<p> </p>
<ol class="task">
<li>
<p>This step will be auto-formatted as step 1 in the WYSIWYG view/output.</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>This step will be auto-formatted as step 2 in the WYSIWYG view/output.</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>This step will be auto-formatted as step 3 in the WYSIWYG view/output.</p>
</li>
<ol class="task">
<li style="counter-reset: item1 23;" value="24">This step will be formatted/displayed as step 24 in the WYSIWYG view.</li>
</ol>
<p> </p>

 

This is what the WYSIWYG view/output will look like:

1. This step will be auto-formatted as step 1 in the WYSIWYG view/output.

2. This step will be auto-formatted as step 2 in the WYSIWYG view/output.

3. This step will be auto-formatted as step 3 in the WYSIWYG view/output.

24. This step will be formatted/displayed as step 24 in the WYSIWYG view/output.

 

Parsing the reset code:

  • "counter-reset: item1 23;is the number/value immediately preceding (23 in this example) the number/value you want displayed (24 in this example - see below).
  • value="24" is the number/value you want displayed for the step.

 

Important: BOTH values must be specified correctly, or your step won't be numbered properly in the WYSIWYG view or output.

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RH 2019.12: Continue Numbering At

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This is RH 2019.12, new UI.

 

Like everyone else, I can't get the Properties>General tab's "Restart/Continue Numbering At" element to reliably appear.

 

So at this point, I'd rather just manually insert the HTML and specify the number to continue with, in the code. That, I can reliably - and intuitively - do. So, what's the HTML code to "continue numbering" for a numbered list in a topic?

 

This was so much easier in RH 2017. Would love to see Adobe address the issue in RH 2019/2020.

Thanks, Peter. 

 

The trick, if you use a CSS style for numbered lists - and this may be where everyone is getting hung up, is that you have to use RoboHelp's generic list function/button (at the top of the application) to create the list FIRST, and THEN apply your list style from your CSS.

 

If you create numbered lists by simply applying a list style from your CSS (that is, you never use the RoboHelp application's numbered list button), then you'll never see the restart numbering element. 

 

Finally, to answer my initial question, here's the HTML for restart numbering (where "task" is the name of my CSS numbered list style):

 

<p> </p>
<ol class="task">
<li>
<p>This step will be auto-formatted as step 1 in the WYSIWYG view/output.</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>This step will be auto-formatted as step 2 in the WYSIWYG view/output.</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>This step will be auto-formatted as step 3 in the WYSIWYG view/output.</p>
</li>
<ol class="task">
<li style="counter-reset: item1 23;" value="24">This step will be formatted/displayed as step 24 in the WYSIWYG view.</li>
</ol>
<p> </p>

 

This is what the WYSIWYG view/output will look like:

1. This step will be auto-formatted as step 1 in the WYSIWYG view/output.

2. This step will be auto-formatted as step 2 in the WYSIWYG view/output.

3. This step will be auto-formatted as step 3 in the WYSIWYG view/output.

24. This step will be formatted/displayed as step 24 in the WYSIWYG view/output.

 

Parsing the reset code:

  • "counter-reset: item1 23;is the number/value immediately preceding (23 in this example) the number/value you want displayed (24 in this example - see below).
  • value="24" is the number/value you want displayed for the step.

 

Important: BOTH values must be specified correctly, or your step won't be numbered properly in the WYSIWYG view or output.

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There is already a thread with the answer and a video.

 

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Thanks, Peter. 

 

The trick, if you use a CSS style for numbered lists - and this may be where everyone is getting hung up, is that you have to use RoboHelp's generic list function/button (at the top of the application) to create the list FIRST, and THEN apply your list style from your CSS.

 

If you create numbered lists by simply applying a list style from your CSS (that is, you never use the RoboHelp application's numbered list button), then you'll never see the restart numbering element. 

 

Finally, to answer my initial question, here's the HTML for restart numbering (where "task" is the name of my CSS numbered list style):

 

<p> </p>
<ol class="task">
<li>
<p>This step will be auto-formatted as step 1 in the WYSIWYG view/output.</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>This step will be auto-formatted as step 2 in the WYSIWYG view/output.</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>This step will be auto-formatted as step 3 in the WYSIWYG view/output.</p>
</li>
<ol class="task">
<li style="counter-reset: item1 23;" value="24">This step will be formatted/displayed as step 24 in the WYSIWYG view.</li>
</ol>
<p> </p>

 

This is what the WYSIWYG view/output will look like:

1. This step will be auto-formatted as step 1 in the WYSIWYG view/output.

2. This step will be auto-formatted as step 2 in the WYSIWYG view/output.

3. This step will be auto-formatted as step 3 in the WYSIWYG view/output.

24. This step will be formatted/displayed as step 24 in the WYSIWYG view/output.

 

Parsing the reset code:

  • "counter-reset: item1 23;is the number/value immediately preceding (23 in this example) the number/value you want displayed (24 in this example - see below).
  • value="24" is the number/value you want displayed for the step.

 

Important: BOTH values must be specified correctly, or your step won't be numbered properly in the WYSIWYG view or output.

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Sorry but I am not finding that. I just created a brand new project and left the first topic linked to the supplied default.css.

 

I typed in

Item

 

Then I went to the Styles and selected OL. That gave me

 

1. Item

 

I added a second item and pressed Enter twice, then entered a normal paragraph.

 

Then I typed Item in a fresh line, went to Styles and selected OL again. It showed as 

1. Item but with the Restart Numbering field shown in the General tab.

 

I am wondering if it is something about a pre-existing CSS. I'm happy to try with your CSS if you want to attach it to an email to me. See my Contact page.

 

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I have discussed this with Adobe and they have raised a bug. Meantime there is an easier way to get the Restart Numbering field to appear.

 

Start the second list and then look at the breadcrumbs above the topic and click LI.

 

Please try that and post back.

 

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