10 Replies Latest reply on Nov 3, 2015 2:54 PM by Amebr

    RH11: Restart Numbering Not Working

    rphox2003

      More RH issues:

       

      When I have two (or more) numbered lists in the same topic, numbering continues from one list to the next - instead of restarting at 1. Even when I access the Bullets and Numbering dialog box, select the Restart numbering at checkbox, and set the value to 1 - nothing changes. The numbering still continues from the previous numbered list (defined as a paragraph style).

       

      Is this a know bug? Are there any work-arounds?

      Thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: RH11: Restart Numbering Not Working
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

          I think the trick is to right click in the first item of the second list and restart the numbering from there.

           


          See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

           

           

          @petergrainge

          • 2. Re: RH11: Restart Numbering Not Working
            rphox2003 Level 1

            Thanks for your prompt answer.

             

            But as I wrote in my original post, I DO access the Bullets and Numbering dialog box (forgot to mention the right-click, my bad), which enables me to type a new value in the Restart at numbering field. But when I then click OK, the dialog box closes and one of the following occurs:

            1. The number of the first step remains unchanged, that is it still continues from the previous list.
            2. The number completely disappears from the first step, which causes me to reapply the style - again with number continued from the previous list.

            I'm using a paragraph style that I created that is defined using Autonumber.

            • 3. Re: RH11: Restart Numbering Not Working
              rphox2003 Level 1

              Any other help on this is GREATLY appreciated. I really need to finish the topic and move on.

               

              The topic has three separate procedures (paragraph style numbered lists), each connected to the others, so if broke them into separate topics they would lose context. But I cannot leave them as they now appear, with numbering continuing from one procedure to the next.

               

              Just to play around, I even created another style (with format identical to the first) and applied it to the second procedure. It worked but then the numbering of the third procedure continued where the first procedure left off. I'm not about to create a third style. It will never end.

               

              Thanks in advance.

              • 4. Re: RH11: Restart Numbering Not Working
                Jeff_Coatsworth Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                I just played around with this and am seeing the same issue – I think the problem is that if you try to use a paragraph-type style of list, it keeps on wanting to continue the numbering. When it set up 2 separate lists and defined a list-type style, then it would behave and I would get the second list of items to be restarting at 1 each time. My suspicion is that to force the paragraph-type to behave, you would need to define a restart at 1 style and a second continue numbering from 2 onwards type of style. That might be possible by adding some sort of “x=1” coding in the formatting field in the style definition where it wants to use “.” (hopefully the angle brackets won’t get stripped from around the x)

                • 5. Re: RH11: Restart Numbering Not Working
                  rphox2003 Level 1

                  Thanks, but the only reason I went to paragraph styles was because list styles would not format correctly. For example, a list (bullet or numbered) after a Normal style would line up fine but the same style would have a different indent when it followed another style (not Normal). I opened another thread for this one:

                  RH11 Driving Me Crazy

                   

                  When I showed that to another writer in my company who has more RH experience, he suggested sticking to paragraph styles. And he also could not figure out the restart number problem.

                  • 6. Re: RH11: Restart Numbering Not Working
                    Jeff_Coatsworth Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    I control all that in the CSS – what appears in the Design view of a topic doesn’t impact what it’s going to look like in the finished product as long as it has proper styles attached to the text (and not in-line styles, which will muck up everything when you try to adjust it in the CSS).

                    • 7. Re: RH11: Restart Numbering Not Working
                      rphox2003 Level 1

                      After scouring the HTML of topics that have correct renumbering, I found the solution:

                       

                      <?rh-list_start start="1" level="1" an="1" class="rl-p-LiNum" style="list-style: rh-list;

                        list-style: rh-list;" ?><p class="LiNum">Click Add Filter.</p><?rh-list_end ?>

                       

                      The start="1" attribute does the trick. I just don't understand why using the Bullets and Numbering dialog box didn't add the attribute.

                      • 8. Re: RH11: Restart Numbering Not Working
                        don mccray

                        An easier way to restart the numbering is to right click in the paragraph you want to restart as 1. Select "List Style" which displays the "Select List Style" dialog box. Check the "Restart Numbering At:" box and set the number to 1.

                         

                        The resulting html code is similar to what you showed: <?rh-list_start level="1" an="1" class="rl-p-Numbering" start="1" ?>

                        • 9. Re: RH11: Restart Numbering Not Working
                          rphox2003 Level 1

                          Sorry for the delay but this issue popped up again with a new colleague. Please look at my original post - the Restart Numbering At field in the Bullets and Numbering dialog box DID NOT make the change.

                          • 10. Re: RH11: Restart Numbering Not Working
                            Amebr Level 4

                            As it looks like you are using multi-level lists for numbering, you should see List Style as an option in the right-click menu. Try reseting the numbering using this option instead of the usual Bullets and Numbering option.