Can you elaborate what you want to do?
Do you want to have only a numbered list with hanging intent, or is your intention
Thanks for replying.
I wish to make a left hand column in a table that lists numbers 1-500 for companies to be listed in the next column
Wouldn't it be easier to make a numbered list and after the number a tabulator and then the company? That would be done without a table.
Otherwise, a table and in the first column put the numbers, you can do it automatically with numbers in a paragraph style like the other solution, but you have to set at least one letter after the number or a fixed space, otherwise no number would appear.
Willi Adelberger wrote:
[..] you can do it automatically with numbers in a paragraph style like the other solution, but you have to set at least one letter after the number or a fixed space, otherwise no number would appear.
Fortunately this can be done very quickly.
- Type a single space in the first cell where you want to add the numbers.
- Add a number to it using Bullets & Numbering, list type "Numbers". A number "1." will appear in the cell.
- Select the cell -- not the text in the cell, not the column or table. Just the single cell.
- Select the entire column.
This auto-repeat is one of the more surprising 'hidden' functions in tables that I know; I don't see it mentioned in the online Help.
I suppose this should be done better with a cell style which inludes a Paragraph style for numbeed lists.
But for me it is not obvious if a table would be the best solution.