My customer has a requirement for my RoboHelp headings to mimic the numbering scheme in their Word document (which I'm converting to online help). Each main "chapter" of the document starts with a Heading 1, then Heading 2 for sections, and finally Heading 3 for subsections. In trying to get this to work in RH, I made a multi-level list style, with levels mapped to headings. I've got a Heading 1 at the top of the topic with 1. [chapter title], then 1.I. [section title], and 1.I.A., 1.I.B, etc. [sub-section title]. As I suspected, the next topic I created started over at 1 for Heading 1. Thinking I could highlight that number and set it to start at 2, the numbering just went away instead of changing. Is there a better way to do this?
I figured it out. I was using Bullets and Numbering to attempt changing numbering, when I should have been using List Style. All is well now!
Glad you got it sorted. Personally, I try everything I can to avoid using the "multi-level" styling. I know it sounds good on the surface, but it's really futzy to get things set up and look and behave as you want.