I don't particularly use that feature. When I use book file I do the chapter numbering manually. Don't know how big is your book, but manual chapter numbering would be an option.
I could do that.
We used to use MS Word and finally moved on to InDesign. Our page numbers are automated, our headings automated (taken from chapter titles) and thought it would be good to automate chapter numbers to avoid a typo (i.e. wrong chapter no.).
A good proof-reading would take care of that. But I guess you have a point. May be others that use that feature can give you some advice.
The bottom portion of that Panel is for Document Chapters
You can see there you have it set to Automatic Chapter Numbers
For Chapter 1 you should have
You should choose it to be Start Chapter Numbering at Chapter: 1
Then in your previous documents before that
You need to set them up so they start Numbering at chapter 1 too - but use a different numbering style like A, B, C etc.
Or whatever works for you.
Bottom line is you need to Select Chapter one in the book and start the Chapter Numbering at 1.
Eugune, thanks so much.
Bang on! It worked as you instructed.