This is something that has long bugged me.
I have a numbered list which spans frames. Lets say that there are 10 items
Items 1-7 are on the first page and 8-10 on the next page.
When i cut number 8 and paste it before number 4, it is still number 8.
The order then becomes
If i restart the numbering it becomes
Is there a way to make Indesign reorder the numbers. It seems like there is something there that knows the order that frames were placed and is keeping that order.
Any idea? (Image below to show the ordering issue.)
I have found two solutions, but not really what i was after.
I can just put all the text in the one frame and then break apart and link the frames.
Or, more unusually, if (using the example), I cut and then paste 4, 5, 6 & 7, 8 become 4 and the rest order correctly.
Is this really the way Indesign handles numbered lists?
It's not clear to me if you were cutting and pasting a frame, or the text in the frame. Rearranging threaded frames doesn't reorder the list. You must re-order the threaded text itself
I was cutting and pasting the frames. Each separate frame has text which uses a numbered list paragraph style that spanned frames.
Anyway, i got it done.