If these lists are on separate captions, let alone separate slides, Captivate would naturally assume that they don't belong to the same list order.
Your method of hardcoding in the numbering is the only way I know to do it.
Once you've set up the numbering though, it should look fine. It's only a bit of extra work when creating the content, isn't it?
Work bings the numbering over and I then need to tab into place. This helps a little for futre projects. Thanks.
To answer your question. I am pulling from a powerpoint presentation and want to start fresh and not import. Import only brings in a picture of the screen and is blurry so I am retyping everything or copying and pasting. The power point refernces so legal material that extends between 5-20 pages and lists and bullets everything. The continuation on the new page(or 19 pages after) start over at 1 instead of continuing the format or numbering from the previous page. It would seem that this is something that would happen often and you should be able to start the numbering on the new page at whatever you want.
Well, that's a start. I'm not sure I can think of a better way to get content like that in to Captivate.
On the wider issue, I don't want to start second guessing your choices for the delivery methods for your courses, but are you sure Captivate or even elearning is the best method for this content?
elearning generally doesn't really work that well for that kind of large scale information. My preference would be a good old pdf or html help document.
If you're using Captivate because you need to test you could always put the information in the pdf and just have the quiz in Captivate.
I'm not criticising your choice by the way; I don't know the background about the project. Just offering a different perspective
I thank you for your comments. This is the very beggining of a large CBT project. The first section involves reading material and different sections for manuals.Captivate was declared the best tool to use for this project. Not all the courses contain this type of material and most will have several interactive parts. It was all original done in Authorware. Unfortunately, it was getting to time consuming trying to troubleshoot browser compatability issues and a change needed to be made. I do appreciate everyones comments and hope that i can be of help as I learn the product more.