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Repeating chapter number (1, 2, 2, 3) or inconsistent autonumbering in a book file

Repeating chapter number (1, 2, 2, 3) or inconsistent autonumbering in a book file

For autonumbers to continue sequentially, the paragraph format that controls them must be used in one connected text flow. If a chapter number repeats in a book file or autonumbers do not update in certain paragraphs, crucial text frames are probably unconnected or using different flow tags.

To find out if text frames are connected and using the same flow tag, do either of the following:

— Check the settings in the Customize Text Frame dialog box:

1. Select a text frame that contains incorrect autonumbering.

2. Choose Graphics > Object Properties. The Customize Text Frame dialog box appears.

3. Look at the Flow section, and note the Tag and Autoconnect settings:

— The Tag field contains the name of the text flow used.

— The Autoconnect option is selected or deselected.

4. Repeat these steps for other text frames that contain incorrect autonumbering.

— Display and examine the text flow:

1. Put the insertion point in a paragraph that has correct autonumbering.

2. Choose Edit > Select All in Flow.

3. Zoom down to view multiple pages, and then determine from the highlighted text which paragraphs are not in the flow but should be.

To connect text frames and enable Autoconnect, follow the instructions on pages 309-310 of the Adobe FrameMaker 7.0 User Guide, pages 298-299 of the Adobe FrameMaker 6.0 User Guide, or pages 277-278 of the Adobe FrameMaker 5.5 User Guide. If the file is a book, choose Format > Document > Numbering (FrameMaker 7.x or 6.0.x) or File > Generate/Update (FrameMaker 5.5.6 and earlier) to apply the changes. Be aware that connecting two previously unconnected text frames may cause paragraphs to jump from one page to another, or may cause other formatting changes that you must correct manually.