numbering paragraphs in sequence (1.1, 1.2 etc.)

I have not been able to work out how to number paragraphs (LibreOffice style)
in chapters or sections (in different Scrivenings) as follows …

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 etc.

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 etc.

Or even how to number sub-sub paragraphs 2.1 (a), 2.1 (b), 2.1 ©

I can only number (list) paragraphs
1, 2, 3, 4

but I can’t define the start index (it always has to be 1).

So paragraphs in each section/chapter are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 …

Use this placeholder <$hn>. It’ll key off the heirarchy in the binder to create legal style paragraph numbering (as per the picture).

You can then change the formatting of each level in the normal way.


Thanks for that useful tip … is this documented?

However the problems I see with this approach.

(a) I lose the names of the individual documents (they all must be named <$hn>)
and I will have many documents to be shuffled around.

(b) I can’t get the section numbers to list as shown in screenshot attached
(bullets and numbering sample taken from LibreOffice)
… or better with all the paragraph text aligned under the first letter in paragraph.

But thanks for this tip.

[Later edit}

I later found this article which gives the same tip.
Bullets and numbering for legal documents are not easy in Scrivener.

One compromise I can use is to paste <$hn> followed by tab at start of each nunbered paragraph.
But apparently from above article these <$hn> placeholders are not compiled into numbers when compiling into Word output?

[And a later edit]

This page casts more light on the use of placeholders … … ceholders/

I’ve been able to number sub-headings for paragraphs by inserting <$hn>.<$sn> in each paragraph and this does not need documents to be named as <$hn> … so I can keep the document names listed in the Binder which makes it easier to navigate.