I'm editing several technical documents complete with TOC and paragraph styles with 3 levels of hierarchy. The numbering is in the format 1.1.1. In some chapters the 2nd level isn't used, instead it goes directly from 1st to 3rd level. If e.g. in chapter 1 the last used 2nd level is e.g. 1.2 all the following 3rd levels start with 2 ,e.g. 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, etc, followed by 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, etc. I would want it to restart with e.g. 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, etc, alternatively 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.0.3, etc.
As soon as I introduce a single 2nd level the formatting looks ok again, e.g. 2.1.1, 2,1.2, etc. As a consequence, having no 2nd level at all in the document makes the formatting 1>1.0.1, 1.0.2, etc. This would also be ok as long as I'm still able to keep 2nd levels in some cases without the following 3rd level formatting being wrong again.
I've tried to create a resetting 3rd level paragraph style but I haven't been able to make a combination of Paragraph Style Option>Bullets and Numbering settings that gets the wanted result. Can InDesign support what I want to achieve? If so, I'd be most grateful if someone would please share how it's done.
Thanks Steve! Unfortunately I haven't found anything yet in those links to help me. The list I'm using is in the Paragraph style option>Bullets and Numbering is TOC and I still need it to update the 1st and 2nd levels in the TOC. I've tried several combinations of settings to restart the numbering of the 3rd level and still keep all 1st and 2nd levels intact and updated in the TOC but haven't managed to find the right combination yet.
Have you defined dedicated styles for the TOC?