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Need formula to auto-sequence numbers (3 labels ea #) Word '07



 
 
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Old April 9th, 2010, 01:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Mark
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Default Need formula to auto-sequence numbers (3 labels ea #) Word '07

Want to create 3 labels each of same number, then incrementally increase the
numbers by 1 for another 3 labels. Want to build this in Word '07, but can't
locate the right formula to do this. Found the formula for SUM(ABOVE)+1, and
it works for the second row of 3 labels across. But when I put that formula
on the third row, it adds up all the previous rows and adds 1 to that total -
which makes the numbers incorrect, of course. Can anyone help me get the
correct formula in here?

I would like to be able to quickly paste the formula into each cell, as I
need several hundred sets of 3 labels, so doing this one cell and having to
click on the formula button and then type in the formula, one cell at a time,
is a real PITA. Not sure how to go about doing this. Prefer to use Word,
but if someone can help me use a different MS product that I own and get the
labels to print correctly, I'm open to other methods. I have used Excel in
the past, and worked with their formulas there - which are really good, but
not sure the labels would be uniform in Excel. Labels for MS Word - formulas
in Excel....not sure if they are very interchangeable....but I haven't got a
lot of experience in 2007 yet. My experience is based on how the programs
worked 10-15 yrs ago.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 01:58 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default Need formula to auto-sequence numbers (3 labels ea #) Word '07

See http://www.gmayor.com/Numbered_labels.htm. You can repeat SEQ fields
with the \c switch, or you can use three separate SEQ fields, one for each
of the same number.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Mark" wrote in message
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Want to create 3 labels each of same number, then incrementally increase
the
numbers by 1 for another 3 labels. Want to build this in Word '07, but
can't
locate the right formula to do this. Found the formula for SUM(ABOVE)+1,
and
it works for the second row of 3 labels across. But when I put that
formula
on the third row, it adds up all the previous rows and adds 1 to that
total -
which makes the numbers incorrect, of course. Can anyone help me get the
correct formula in here?

I would like to be able to quickly paste the formula into each cell, as I
need several hundred sets of 3 labels, so doing this one cell and having
to
click on the formula button and then type in the formula, one cell at a
time,
is a real PITA. Not sure how to go about doing this. Prefer to use Word,
but if someone can help me use a different MS product that I own and get
the
labels to print correctly, I'm open to other methods. I have used Excel
in
the past, and worked with their formulas there - which are really good,
but
not sure the labels would be uniform in Excel. Labels for MS Word -
formulas
in Excel....not sure if they are very interchangeable....but I haven't got
a
lot of experience in 2007 yet. My experience is based on how the programs
worked 10-15 yrs ago.


 




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