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We are trying to convert some Use Case documents that have been written in MS Word.

The 'steps' of the Use Case use nested numbered lists similar to the following:

  • 1. Do the first thing
  • 2. If we can do the next thing
    • 2.1 Do this sub thing
    • 2.2 If we're not finished yet
      • 2.2.1 Do some other thing
      • 2.2.2 And another
  • 3. Back to here

Not only can't I find any way to do this in TWiki, I cannot find any way to do this with HTML lists. MS Word seems to be the only place where we can do this, and I want to migrate people away from Word.

Anybody got any bright ideas how we can achieve this simply?

Thanks in advance.


TWiki version: TWikiRelease04x01x01
TWiki plugins: DefaultPlugin, EmptyPlugin, InterwikiPlugin
Server OS: RedHat Linux 4.5
Web server: Apache 2.0.52
Perl version: 5.8
Client OS: Windows XP
Web Browser: Firefox

-- DuncanKinnear - 30 Jul 2007


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Hm, maybe ExplicitNumberingPlugin can help here.

-- FranzJosefGigler - 31 Jul 2007


Thanks for that. It looks interesting. I'm guessing I can use a bulleted list and have the sequence nos just after the bullet.

What would be really nice would be a new kind of list that maybe uses the # character instead of the *. Thus you would have something like:

   #. First Item
   #. Second Item
      #. Sub-item 1 of second item      
      #. Sub-item 2 of second item
      #. Sub-item 3 of second item
In my spare time (!?!), I might try and implement something like this.

-- DuncanKinnear - 31 Jul 2007

Marking as answered.

-- CrawfordCurrie - 01 Aug 2007

If you have installed the Plugin, the following code already works, although it's not as clean as hoped:

   ##. First Item
   ##. Second Item
      %BR%##.. Sub-item 1 of second item      
      %BR%##.. Sub-item 2 of second item
      %BR%##.. Sub-item 3 of second item
   ##. Third Item
Obviously there's a slight bug with the list continuation at deeper levels. Guess, we should report it to get rid of the %BR% tags.

-- FranzJosefGigler - 01 Aug 2007

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