Chapter 3. Automatic Numbering

From computers to time and musical beats to universal logic, numbers play a central part of what makes the human world go round. In documents, numbers give a fixed order to things, such as steps in an exercise or categorization of topics within topics. Such an ordered sequence is often necessary for successful organization and structure in documents of any kind.

When numbers are entered into documents manually, making changes to those numbered paragraphs can be a daunting task. Throughout the writing process, editing documents happens often. Each time something within an ordered sequence is moved or deleted, all ...

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