by Kendall Callas
A number of my clients who use WordPerfect for Windows have asked me for a solution to the seemingly impossible task of inserting an automatic paragraph number within a sentence.
If you (i) wish to embed paragraph numbers within a sentence like this, and (ii) use WordPerfect for Windows, and (iii) don't use the Legal Edition, then you are facing a task nearly impossible for mere mortals.
Starting in WordPerfect 8, it is possible but extremely complicated to define a paragraph style with "numbers only" to allow insertion of a paragraph number within a sentence.
WordPerfect recognized the problem and delivered a better solution for the legal community. The 8.0 Legal Edition offers this specific feature under Tools, Legal Applications, Insert Paragraph Number. (By the way, the Legal Edition of WordPerfect 9 will be released in November.)
But what about the rest of us who don't use the Legal Edition? Well, if you use WordPerfect 6.1 or 7, you are out of luck or so it appears at first glance.
But they say that the best way to learn is to teach. And so, by carefully listening to my students, I made the discovery that this feature is available in WordPerfect versions 8 and 9 it's just not on a menu.
Voila! You have now added an odd looking button "[I, II, III]" at the right edge of the toolbar. Give it a try and you'll see that it allows flexible control over the level, numbering type, and starting number of paragraph numbers which can even be embedded within text.
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