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I am writing a document with several chapters. Each chapter title uses heading 1 and the chapters have the numbers 1 to 8.

All chapters are using header 1 so that I can build a table of contents.

At the end of the document, I have three appendix chapters. I want to use the numbering A, B, C for the appendix chapters.

To do so, I restart the numbering of the appendix section from 1 and, then, change its style to A, B, etc. However, all my headers become 1 and, even worse, the appendix section header numbering style is still 1, 2,...

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    Are you using Microsoft Word and if so, which version? – S. Mitchell Jun 3 at 16:35
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    Did this work for you? How to number things from MS office support website: support.office.com/en-gb/article/… – NofP Jun 3 at 17:21
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    Welcome to Writing.SE Reza. Please check out our tour and help center. Your question is a bit confusing. You've tagged it microsoft-word so I assume it's a question about using that particular program, but you never state this in the title or the body of the question. I'm also assuming you want help getting your numbers/letters straight in the TOC, but you also don't state this directly. Is your question about generating the TOC correctly within Word? If so, please edit your title to make that clear. Thanks. – Cyn says make Monica whole Jun 3 at 21:24
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    From the link @NofP provided: "Microsoft Word does not support multiple heading-numbering schemes in a single document or master document. When you work with documents that contain both chapter headings and appendix headings, the headings must not use the same heading style level." This is followed by the instructions to achieve what you're looking to do. – Josh Jun 14 at 21:05
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[Freely quoting from Office Support. The following text is entirely from the link provided. I do not think I have anything to add to it.]

Microsoft Word does not support multiple heading-numbering schemes in a single document or master document. When you work with documents that contain both chapter headings and appendix headings, the headings must not use the same heading style level.

Example 1: Chapter Headings and Appendix Headings

To define a chapter and appendix heading-numbering scheme that resembles the following

Chapter One: This is the title to the first chapter.

Chapter Two: This is the title to the second chapter.

Appendix A: This is the title to the first appendix.

Appendix B: This is the title to the second appendix.

Follow these steps:

  1. On the Format menu, click Bullets and Numbering, and then click the Outline Numbered tab. Note: In Microsoft Office Word 2007 and Word 2010, click Multilevel List on the Home tab.

  2. Select one of the styles, for example, Chapter 1 (the last style choice). Click Customize. Note: In Word 2007 and Word 2010, click Define New Multilevel List.

  3. In Level, click 7.

  4. In the Number format field, type "Appendix", and then press the spacebar to insert a space after the word "Appendix".

  5. In Number style, click A, B, C, .... Note: In the Number format field, Appendix A should be shown, with the "A" highlighted.

  6. In the Number format field, type a blank space after "Appendix A".

  7. Click the More button.

  8. In Link level to style, click Heading 7, and then click OK.

  9. You can now apply Heading 1 to all paragraphs that are chapter styles and Heading 7 to all paragraphs that are appendix titles. Note: Heading styles are predefined with certain paragraph and character formatting attributes. You may have to modify these styles by using the Style command on the Formatmenu to obtain the intended appearance.

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