[SOLVED] Paragraph Numbering For USPTO

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[SOLVED] Paragraph Numbering For USPTO

Postby KirkWard » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:31 pm

I am using OO to prepare a patent application. USPTO requires that paragraphs be numbered using square brackets and a 4 digit paragraph number, with leading zeroes shown.

I have been attempting to use automatic numbering and even tried to use variables, but I cannot find a way to show leading zeroes. I am up to around 150 paragraphs, so I need to be able to handle ranges like [0001]-[0009], [0010]-[0099] and [0100]-[9999].

Is there a way to format a paragraph numbering system that includes leading zeroes, such as the number formatting in Calc?

Thanks,
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Re: Paragraph Numbering For USPTO

Postby MrProgrammer » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:28 am

KirkWard wrote:Is there a way to format a paragraph numbering system that includes leading zeroes, such as the number formatting in Calc?
I seldom use Writer and hardly ever use Bullets and Numbering, however I believe you can use three numbering styles. For 1 to 9, set Before to [000 and After to ]. For 10 to 99, set Before to [00 and After to ]. For 100 to 999, set Before to [0 and After to ]. This isn't as handy as being able to specify that you want four digits with leading zeros, but it is far less work than manually inserting 150 page numbers.

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Re: Paragraph Numbering For USPTO

Postby KirkWard » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:38 am

Sounds dumb I reckon, and I'll be looking as soon as I exit this thread, but is the ability to set three numbering styles in one series in the bullets formatting window? Format > Bullets & Numbering
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Re: Paragraph Numbering For USPTO

Postby KirkWard » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:50 am

That's really cool!

As far as I can see, it works just like outlines!

Thanks Mr. Programmer!

FYI, I've tried to use styles before, but didn't do enough to warrant any skill development. This was easy.
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