Hierarchical Numbers (Moved from Beta Bugs)

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Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:00 am Post

HI,

I d'ont know if that thread is better into support or bug, I let you decide when reading.
I am on the beta version from Scriv235b-170113.zip

I intend to have the following structure:

PRELIMINARY ELEMENTS
"texte" (done with several documents)
INTRO
"texte" (done with several documents)
Chapter 1 "title"
"texte" (maybe)
1.1 "title"
"texte" (done with several documents)
1.2 "title"
"texte" (done with several documents)
etc...
Chapter 2 "title"
"texte" (done with several documents)
2.1 "title"
"texte" (done with several documents)
2.2 "title"
etc....
CONCLUSION
"texte" (done with several documents)

I am using <$Hn> for my chapter and document numbering and putting it into the title (no prefixes).
So far so good, it works.
But when, in the INTRO, i have to describe the development structure and I wanted to use the scrivener link with <$Hn> it updates correctly (I mean according to the new numbering) into the texte but increment the numbering by 1 resulting into:

PRELIMINARY ELEMENTS
"texte" (done with several documents)
INTRO
"texte" (done with several documents)
Chapter 2 "title"
"texte" (maybe)
2.1 "title"
"texte" (done with several documents)
2.2 "title"
"texte" (done with several documents)
etc...
Chapter 3 "title"
"texte" (done with several documents)
3.1 "title"
"texte" (done with several documents)
3.2 "title"
etc....
CONCLUSION
"texte" (done with several documents)

How should I proceed to keep the link numbering and not having this new incrementation?

Plus, I don't know if it would go to the wish list but when link to a an existing document, if the title document is change after the link creation, the link in the texte is not updated. Meaning:
step 1:create a document named "fibble fubble"
step 2: create link to this document as "As seen in chapter fibble fubble"
step 3: changing document name for "bibble bubble"
step 4: link in the texte became "As seen in chapter bibble bubble"
This could save the time to re-visit all links to re-edit it.
of cour the <$Hn> int he name should update too.

Regards,
Chris

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Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:37 am Post

[Sorry, I split this from the original topic having misread it for a more straightforward technical support request at first.]

Good catch! I've reproduced this and fixed it for the next beta update, which should be out by the end of the week.

Thanks and all the best,
Keith
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Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:20 pm Post

Hi Keith,

Thanks for the quick reply.
For what I understood you reproduce the first part of my thread concerning the numbering issue.

Do you consider the second question concerning the link update as bug or a Scrivener wish?

Regards,
Chris

ps: I just re-read my post and apologize for misspelling, that what happens when you to late at night :roll:

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Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:11 pm Post

If the title changes, Scrivener has no way of knowing that the text in the link represents the title, so you will need to update it manually. (No need to post it separately in the wish list area since I've read it here.)

All the best,
Keith
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