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May 12, 2006


It's nice to see toolbar buttons that actually seem to do what you want. See this suggestion _not_ to use certain buttons in Word, for example, from the MS Word MVP site: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Numbering/WordsNumberingExplained.htm. I've experienced spaghetti numbering, and it's no fun.

As far as I can tell from reading and from experience, OO.o is safe in that regard: using toolbar buttons won't set you up for later document disaster. Is that true?

I saw the word "brain-breaker" in the article and didn't read any farther. ;> But OOo is definitely not about hiding complexity so I would hazard a confident guess that Writer numbering isn't going to have the same problems down the line. You sometimes have to specify Restart Numbering when you combine lists into a master document but that's easily done--and of course, everything's easier with styles.

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