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Troubleshooting

What to Do If Chapter Numbering Is Incorrect in Indexes Built with Master Documents

Sometimes, indexes in master documents don't show chapter numbers when they're supposed to, or they refer to Chapter 0 rather than the correct numbers. You may have included chapter numbering in your subdocuments but not in your master document, or vice versa. It must be turned on in both locations. To do so

  1. Insert outline numbering (page 607)in each subdocument if it is not already present. (Choose Format, Bullets and Numbering, click the Outline Numbered tab, choose one of the available sequences, and click OK.)

  2. Add chapter numbering to each subdocument, through the Insert, Page Numbers, Format dialog box. (To do this, you must tell Word which style is used for chapter numbers throughout your document—a fairly complex procedure that is explained in the "Adding Chapter Numbers to Your Captions" section of Chapter 17.)

  3. Open the master document and click Expand Subdocuments to display all your subdocuments.

  4. Choose Format, Bullets and Numbering, click the Outline Numbered tab, choose a heading numbering sequence for the master document, and click OK.

  5. Rebuild the index.


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