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Document 404

How to change the numbering scheme for typeset lists

Version: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific word

You can change the default list numbering scheme for your entire document or for a portion of the document. The four levels of list items are designated in TeX as theenumi through theenumiv.

Changing the list numbering scheme for the entire document

Change the numbering scheme for all lists in your document by entering TeX commands in the document preamble:

  1. From the Typeset menu, choose Preamble.
  2. Click the mouse in the entry area.
  3. On a new line at the end of the entries, type this command for each list level you want to renumber:

    \renewcommand{\level}{\style{level_counter}}

    where level is the numbered list level you want to renumber (theenumi, theenumii, theenumiii, or theenumiv), style is the numbering style you want (Roman, roman, Alph, alph, or arabic), and level_counter is the counter for the list level (enumi, enumii, enumiii, or enumiv).

  4. Choose OK.

For example, many people want list levels numbered as a standard outline: I, A, 1, a. You can achieve an outline numbering scheme with these commands:

\renewcommand{\theenumi}{\Roman{enumi}}

\renewcommand{\theenumii}{\Alph{enumii}}

\renewcommand{\theenumiii}{\arabic{enumiii}}

\renewcommand{\theenumiv}{\alph{enumiv}}

Changing the list numbering scheme for a portion of the document

Change the numbering scheme for the lists in a portion of your document by entering TeX commands in the body of the document:

  1. Begin the new numbering scheme:
    1. Place the insertion point where you want the numbering scheme to begin.
    2. Enter an encapsulated TeX field.
    3. In the entry area, type this command for each list level you want to renumber:

      \renewcommand{\level}{\style{level_counter}}

      as defined above.

    4. Choose OK.
  2. Revert to the original numbering scheme:
    1. Place the insertion point where you want the numbering scheme to revert to the default.
    2. Enter an encapsulated TeX field.
    3. In the entry area, type this command for each list level you renumbered:

      \renewcommand{\level}{\style{level_counter}}

      and designate the original style of the counter.

    4. Choose OK.

Last revised 03/03/06

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