MS Word: chapters and subheadings
February 27, 2012 6:57 AM Subscribe
Microsoft Word with chapters and numbered subsections: I was a good boy and wrote my dissertation draft with well-organized hierarchical headings. Now that I am going back to fine-tune the format, the numbering has gone completely haywire, the spacing is off, and I am literally pulling out my hair trying to fix it. I don't even know where to look for help.
posted by imposster to Writing & Language (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Heading 1 is my chapter title. For some reason, the numbering doesn't work so that Ch. 2 still reads as 1. Chapter 3 reads as Ch. 2. If I manually set the numbering to begin at 2, it doesn't affect the sub-headings. Heading two is for the subsections. The numbering is set to continue from previous section, but I don't get 2.1, 2.2 etc., it acts as if the previous ch. is where it is continuing from. So Chapter 2, subsection 1.6, 1.7. I can manually set this to restart at 1 (1.1) but I can't get it to manually bet 2.1.
In the meantime, the spacing as gone wonky such that there is not enough space between the sub-headings and the paragraph below. And to top it off, in Chapter 5, all of the normal text is stuck in Heading 2 style and I can't get it out (even when I tried to start over from an unformatted earlier copy).
Any help or suggestions on where to get help are greatly appreciated.