When we enter a field into a document which has some kind of numbering attached to it, then sometimes it may be desired to change the numbering format for that field. This can be easily achieved in Writer.
To change the field number format, click on ‘Insert’ from the main menu bar, and from the resulting menu, click on ‘Fields’. This will display a sub-menu, click on ‘More Fields’ from this menu. This will open the ‘Fields’ dialog box.
In this dialog box, under the tab ‘Variables’, under ‘Type’, we have an option ‘Number range’. When we select this option, then under ‘Select’ we get different types of numbering fields available in Writer. Select any of the required option here and then under ‘Format’ we will get different types of numbering formats available in Writer. Select the one which is required.
After this, click on ‘Insert’. This will insert the field with the selected numbering format into the document. After this, click on ‘Close’ to return to the document. This is how we can insert a field with a particular numbering format into the document.
Also, to change the numbering format for a field which has already been inserted into the document, double click on that particular field. This will open the ‘Edit Fields’ dialog box. In this dialog box, we have the same ‘Type’, ‘Select’ and ‘Format’ areas. Select the required format from ‘Format’ and then click on ‘OK’. This will change the field number format for that field.