I have a word document that contains a table. The table has 2 columns and hundreds of rows.

I want to number the items in the table in the following way:

In the first column, each cell will contain one item that will be numbered as the regular ms-word auto-numbering goes.

In the second column, each item will be outline numbered sequentially, with the number in the column from left leading to it.

For example, in the left column the single item in the cell is numbered as "1." - in the next cell to this cell from right, I want each item\row to be auto-numbered as: "1.1", "1.2", "1.3", "1.4" etc. in the next row, the left cell is numbered as "2.", and in the right cell, the items will be numbered as: "2.1", "2.2", "2.3", "2.4", "2.5" etc.

How to do this?

Thanks

there exists a solution but still u have to work through it.....well i will tell u wht i have tried:

i made the two columns as

col1 | col2

-------------------------------------------

1 a | a

| b

| c

| d

| c

-------------------------------------------

2 b | a

| b

........

........

Now what i have done is selected the whole cell 1 and col 2's enteries

as

"a

b

c

d

c"

Numbered them > double click the first number (to modify the numbering scheme) > Goto Tab "Outlined Number" and Click Any scheme > press Customize > Delete everything on "Number Format" and then choose "Number Style" as 1,2,3 .....atonce the "Number Format" will display 1 in a gray shade > Now goto "Number Format" and press Home and type 1. (1 dot) that will become 1.1(with the second 1 shaded) >

Select Level as 2 on the left > Delete everything on "Number Format" and then choose "Number Style" as 1,2,3 .....atonce the "Number Format" will display 1 in a gray shade > Now goto "Number Format" and press Home and type 1. (1 dot) that will become 1.1(with the second 1 shaded)

Select Level as 3 on the left > Delete everything on "Number Format" and then choose "Number Style" as 1,2,3 .....atonce the "Number Format" will display 1 in a gray shade > Now goto "Number Format" and press Home and type 1. (1 dot) that will become 1.1(with the second 1 shaded)

well this is enough now press OK and see the result

To apply on further cells u have to do the same above steps

hope that helps