Is there a way to mix numbering placeholder tags? For instance, I am writing a novel using parts and chapters, and I want the Part numbering to be in uppercase Roman numerals, with the Chapters having spelled out numbers (One, Two, etc.). So far, I’ve only been able to get the sub-numbering for the Chapter level to work if they’re the same format as the numbering of the Part level.
Yes, for a full reference of all the counters available, see the Edit/Insert/Auto-Number sub-menu, or refer to the appendix in the user manual which has them all listed. To use these in the Formatting pane, you would need to work with “levels”. You may have noticed that the list of icon types say “Level 1+” beside them. In this state they will declare a format for every single folder, text group, or text file no matter what outline depth it has. To get additional levels in this list, select the appropriate type (Folder perhaps), and click the icon in the top-right of this list that looks like a little “Add row” symbol. Now you should see “Level 1” and indented beneath it, “Level 2+”. Basically that means folders directly beneath the Draft, at level one, will use their own formatting and then every folder from two on down will use another. So that is where you would use the <$R> counter for capital Roman, and then in the level 2 row you’d use your <$t> counter for “One”, “Two…”. Let me know if any of that isn’t making sense. I’m kind of blurred over on the details since it sounds like you’ve discovered the right place to do this, just not the right combination within it.
I should also mention that we have a pre-built template that does almost exactly what you want. While it won’t be beneficial to try and get your novel into it, it should serve as a good example of what I just described. I would make a throw-away project using the “Novel (with Parts)” template in the Fiction section, open Compile, and examine how things are set up in the Formatting pane.
Yes, I know about using the different tags for different levels, and that’s what I want to do. But, what I also want to do is have my MS look like this:
The only way I can figure out to get the chapter tags to reset is to use the same format for both levels, ie:
Any way to use different tags while also being able to reset the subnumbering of the chapters for every Part?
Ah, sorry I missed that detail in your first post. We don’t currently have the technology in place for advanced streams like this, yet. Better streaming is a planned feature, just so you know.
Right now the only way to do an automatic reset is to stick with numerals and combine <$n> with <$sn>. The latter will count until a new <$n> triggers, and then reset. The other is <$hn> which uses technical numbering, like “23.8.12” (chapter 23, section 8, sub-section 12), but again that’s not what you need.
Typing the counters into the binder titles works, though it isn’t pretty.
Yeah, I tried typing the counters into the binder titles, but it takes a lot longer.
Also, even though the manual doesn’t mention it, I’ve noticed that <$n>/<$sn> can be replaced with <$t>/<$st> or <$R>/<$sR>, etc. So, maybe I’ll just use <$t>/<$st>, since that looks a little better to me than the standard numerals.