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Help, my equations won't number in order!

Aug 8, 2012 10:40 AM

Good day,


Here is the code for the two equation formats I have at the moment:


Equation1: Equation [<$chapnum>.<n=1>]
Equation: Equation [<$chapnum>.<n+>]


When I apply my Equation 1 format, the result is this: Equation [4.1]


which is exactly what I want.


The problem is my Equation format; it also results in Equation [4.1] when I need it to say Equation [4.2]


What am I doing wrong? In FM 10, 32-bit OS.




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    Aug 8, 2012 11:31 AM   in reply to Jessie2020

    These are autonumber formats for paragraphs?


    Paragraph formats aren't applied to actual FM Equations, so I presume you are using these Pgfs either as ordinary Flow A body text in equation form, or captions for actual equations.


    If captions, are you putting them inside equation frames?

    Are you putting more than one caption in the same frame?

    Autonumbering may not work in that case.

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    Aug 8, 2012 2:29 PM   in reply to Error7103

    Hi Jessie2020,


    Try this


    Modify your Equation 1 to M:Equation 1[<$chapnum>.<n=1>]

    and as if not let the Equation format be the same that you have above.


    try to apply Equation 1 now and take a look if that works.





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    Aug 13, 2012 11:21 AM   in reply to Jessie2020



    Just drop the "1" in the format Harpeet suggested. The "M:" at the start of the autonumber is referred to as a Series label. This tells FM to treat it independently of any other autonumber counters specified in your document.


    You also need to specify the paratag for the second & subsequent equations to use M:Equation [<$chapnum>.<n+>] in the autonumber to continue numbering sequentially. Whenever you use the paratag for Equation 1, it will reset the counter to start back to "1".


    See: -88E3-AF69262623F0.html for more info about numbered lists.

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