Re: automatically include automatic numbering in a cell style

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg111529] Re: automatically include automatic numbering in a cell style*From*: "David Park" <djmpark at comcast.net>*Date*: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 05:50:02 -0400 (EDT)

What is really needed is a method, perhaps in Workbench, for users to design their own paclet data structures. Then you could build a data file of exercises, a data file of citations you might use, and other personally useful data files. Then you could, for example, draw randomly from an exercise file, number them, format them differently if you wish and maybe do some processing such as selecting random values and computing the answers on the side. David Park djmpark at comcast.net http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/ From: Murray Eisenberg [mailto:murray at math.umass.edu] I have a cell style, Exercise, in a style sheet that's just a variant of Text style. Its definition includes option CounterIncrements->"Exercise". That style sheet is applied to a notebook where I'm going to use that style. Three questions: (1) Is there some way of automatically having the number appear at the beginning of any such cell when I create it -- without using menu item Insert > Automatic Numbering. (2) Is there some way of automatically having such a cell begin with the text "Exercise"? (3) Is there some way of automatically having such a cell begin with "Exercise n. " where n is an actual automatic numbering counter value? -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305