I found no solution for this rather basic task yet, any help would be welcomed. Most writers will prefer an online help without numbering in the topic titles, so how can this be suppressed? Robohelp also includes nasty spaces by adding bundles of non-breaking spaces - not very nice.
Of course I am aware that I could remove the numbering in the source document each time, or apply a corresponding Word template. But this would break up the workflow of updating referencerd Word documents.
You could handle this with the styles you are mapping to when importing the content. For example a Heading1 style in Word (with numbering) could map to a Heading1 stylein RoboHelp (with no numbering). Basically as long as the numbering forms part of the stlye rather than the topic title, you'd be OK.
Regretably RoboHelp converts the word-numbering into plaint text. So when I map a heading to a RH style without numbering, then I receive a topic title with the number as part of the title text, separated by non-breaking spaces.
In the settings for the FrameMaker import I can simply remove the numbering but I have not found anything similar yet in Word.