Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss
I have read what you wrote. It's not entirely clear to me what you are trying to do which is so impossible, or what happens instead when you try. All I know is I do numbering and it works.
O.K. I didn't say what happens when I try, but I thought it was clear that I want all the headings to be left-aligned (i.e., have no indent) and for there to be no dot after the final number in the heading (i.e. "1.1 Heading Text" as opposed to "1.1. Heading Text").
So, to set up the Heading 1 style, I type "Heading Text" in the document, apply the "Heading 1" style, apply the legal numbering style, change the font and size. Now, open the inspector, go to text->list, choose the numbering style (note there is no style that has no dot after the final number), and then update the Heading 1 style to match what I've just created.
Now, to set up the Heading 2 style, (which I want to look like "1.1 Heading Text", but the closest I can get is "1.1. Heading Text"), I again enter the text "Heading Text" in the document and apply the Heading 2 style and the legal numbering style, change the font and the size. Now, open the inspector, go to text->list, choose the "Tiered Numbers" numbering style and "continue from previous". As it stands, the number will be "2." as opposed to the "1.1." that I want. So, you have to use the right indent arrow to change the indent level. This changes the "2." to "1.1.", but also applies an indent to the text, which I don't want. Having changed the indent level, I can then put the "number indent" and "text indent" (at the bottom of the inspector) back to zero - the number stays "1.1." but the text is now left aligned. Now, update the style to match what I've just created.
So, I've got what I wanted, right? Wrong! Apart from the dot after the number problem, there's the issue that the following paragraph will be indented and one has to manually change the indent level back. The bigger problem is that if I type another heading and apply the "heading 2" style, it is numbered "2.", not "1.2."! I have to go to the list tab of the inspector and manually increase the "number indent" to get it to be "1.2.".