I hate numbering these stupid things
January 4, 2013 6:49 AM Subscribe
I have a word document (a functional specification) with a bunch of tables and in these tables every row is a requirement. The tables are often separated by blocks of text (business logic, calculations, screen shots, data modle, etc). Each requirement needs to be numbered. I want every row in every table to be numbered in increments of 10, the numbering continuing from table to table. I don't want to have to do this manually.
posted by PuppetMcSockerson to computers & internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
What I would love to be able to do is just throw a place holder in the first cell of every row and then do a find/replace that replaces the place holder with the next number in the sequence. Is there a built in function that can do that? Currently we're doing all the numbering manually and holy hell it is a pain in the ass since some of our documents have thousands of requirements. I'm to the point where I'm willing to make a little program that will do this for me, but before I did that I wanted to see if there was some easier way or if it already existed.