As far as I know this cannot be done directly through VDP but I have done this in the past using Publisher (yes Publisher – I know, but it does mail merge well) and an Excel file. I had my IT guy write an Excel program that asked for Qty, starting #, #up on sheet and # of parts then it would make a print ready numbers sheet.
However, using Styles with Numbering can make this a little less annoying. Once your document is complete, the last step should be to fix the tab and update the style. It will at least prevent you from having to change each paragraph individually.
2. Yes, The code should be entered using CodeBuilder. Where you enter it depends on how and when you want to trigger the generation of the next number. If you want to use a button, that works. And no, you don’t use 000 in the NZ() function. If you want to DISPLAY at least 3 digits with leading zeros, then you do that in the Format function. Note, though, you will need to change that when you hit 1000 POs.
If the numbers appear to be cut off, adjust the formatting and layout of your publication. For example, you may need to increase the size of the text box that contains the data field for your tracking number, or you might need to decrease the font size of the data field.
The user will then see a list of the combinations of to choose from, but the combo will return the autonumber RecordID to use to select the record. In fact, you can use the combobox wizard to create a search combo.
there.. i’ve tried using recording Action but it didn’t help me.. T.T also i don’t have any idea on how to use script, (if i have to use script, can you instruct me on a step-by-step procedure or atleast pinpoint me to a thread that explains it, because the ticket’s deadline is on May 4th, and again i have 12,500 tickets to make)
In data structures, a data structure is said to have sequential access if one can only visit the values it contains in one particular order. The canonical example is the linked list. Indexing into a list that has sequential access requires O(n) time, where n is the index. As a result, many algorithms such as quicksort and binary search degenerate into bad algorithms that are even less efficient than their naive alternatives; these algorithms are impractical without random access. On the other hand, some algorithms, typically those that do not have index, require only sequential access, such as mergesort, and face no penalty.
I set the field default value to “1” and I put in the code exactly as you gave it to me. Then I printed 3 copies to make a test. What was supposed to happen was that the first copy have a “1”, the second a “2”, the third a “3”. Instead all 3 copies had a “2”.
Sometimes, however, the field codes seem lazy about updating. Don’t worry, they still work. (For instance, if you print your document, your field codes will update when you do Print Preview if you’ve set fields to update before printing.) But to set your mind at ease and get everything just right, there’s a quick fix.
Law firms use numbered lists daily to prepare contracts, pleadings, letters and memos. Word makes activating and customizing numbering fairly straightforward. You can create simple numbered lists, such as A, B, C and 1, 2, 3. You can also customize these lists to setup specific numbering styles for your firm and practice group. Multilevel lists such as I, A, 1 are handled through Word’s Outline Numbering feature, which is explained later in this chapter. Many firms rely on outline http://ringringpromotions.org lists to draw up contracts and pleadings. Like numbered lists, outline numbered lists can be customized.
A Sequence field tracks differently numbered lists within a document. Combining Sequence fields and AutoText entries give you a fast and easy way to insert Interrogatories, Requests for Production, and Requests for Admission.
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CK NOTE: Before attempting troubleshooting, read the article listed in the additional reading “Word’s Numbering Explained.” After you read that article, you may also want to look at the following links to some discussions on the Microsoft newsgroups on numbering.
By the way, there’s another, simpler, free script (called LotteryNumbers, from Loic Aigon at Ozalto) which purely creates sequences that increase by 1 and can contain trailing zeros (if required) — this is also great for most numbering purposes.
Thanks for the auto numbering info. I got it to work, well sort of. We have a set of interrogatories already set up without auto numbering. Do I have to change each interrogatory question in order to get them to auto number?
In the example I explained, I was using a list, but did it with un-linked text boxes using “continue from previous number” and “continue numbers across stories.” I’m guessing that there is no way to tell InDesign that even though there are 4 text boxes on the page, that there are two different lists? I’d probably have to just create two threaded stories for that scenario to work.
I have a large job for a client who uses antique computers. They are so old that he can’t run Lightroom. As a workaround, I posted the images I wanted him to look at on SmugMug and we had a disaster. Their sequencing on screen does not match my “as shot” sorting on my Lightroom (4). Is there a way I can print sequential serial numbers/ids on my images before I upload them to SmugMug so we are always talking about the same image?
Note: As you drag the fill handle across each cell, Excel displays a preview of the value. If you want a different pattern, drag the fill handle by holding down the right-click button, and then choose a pattern.
Now Cir2 will be the circle immediately to the right of Cir 1, and will start at 4043. The same circle on page 2 will be 4044, page 3 same circle will be 4045, etc. Cir3 will start at 4084 and end at 4126, etc, etc, etc.
3. Formatting these page numbers is as easy as formatting any other text. Change the font family and size, color, and whatever you like, and all changes will be applied to all pages. You can add hyphens around the edges, underline, or do anything else you think will make the page numbers look appropriate to the layout.