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Set up Chapter numbering for printed documentation output

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Aug 29, 2016

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Hi all

I'm using Robohelp 2015 and I need to have both online and PDF/Word output.

I've been working with the Master Page functionality in Robohelp and it works pretty well for Word output, but I cannot find anywhere how to set up Chapter numbering for the Word output.

I have created a header in a master page that contains "Chapter    : <<PD Chapter Name>>, but I cannot work out how to put in chapter numbers that will auto-generate, so that it would say "Chapter 1: Introduction" (for example).

I thought of inserting a field but there do not seem to be any for Chapter numbers, just things like dates etc.

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance

Laura

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Set up Chapter numbering for printed documentation output

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Hi all

I'm using Robohelp 2015 and I need to have both online and PDF/Word output.

I've been working with the Master Page functionality in Robohelp and it works pretty well for Word output, but I cannot find anywhere how to set up Chapter numbering for the Word output.

I have created a header in a master page that contains "Chapter    : <<PD Chapter Name>>, but I cannot work out how to put in chapter numbers that will auto-generate, so that it would say "Chapter 1: Introduction" (for example).

I thought of inserting a field but there do not seem to be any for Chapter numbers, just things like dates etc.

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance

Laura

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Include the chapter number in the print layout toc then it is part of the chapter name.

If you use your online toc in the print layout, it is only the default. You can amend it in the print layout without affecting things online.

Else create a copy of the toc and label it printtoc and use that.

See Printed Documentation on my site for more about print tocs.


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Thanks Peter.

So, I have to manually number the chapters in the Print layout TOC and the chapter titles take their number from that. Seems the reverse of how other programs do it. But thank you very much, I'll give it a go.

Laura

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