# Alternating table column numbering, Col1 Numbers, Col2 Letters? [closed]

What is the quickest & easiest way to number 2 (or more)columns in a Writer table so that col 1 is numeric numbering & col2 is alpha numbering and when any row is inserted the columns keep the correct numbering. -col1- -col2-
1. one| a. uno | 2. two| b. dos | --other text --- Answer: select the rightmost column first, then switch on numbering (F12) change the numbering style to alpha, then move left, select that column & change the numbering style to numeric, and so on

Thanks cloph, apologies for the poorly written question.

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### Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp close date 2015-10-05 04:38:55.177741

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This is quite an unusual numbering - may I ask why you want this kind of numbering?

And also it is not clear to me what should happen when you insert a new row.

Should it then be like this?

 1. one | a. dos   | 4. tres   | d. anothernewone
2. two | b. three | 5. quatro | e. yetanotherone
3. uno | c. four  | 6. newone | f. anotherone


Not sure whether you're talking about a table or "text-flow-columns" either. Adding a "row" sound like you're talking about a table, but even then I cannot think of a case where this kind of numbering would make sense... So while the "number range" fields can be used in a table and when the numbering is increasing horizontally (1.. a.. 2.. b...) it won't work vertically. The term "adding a row" doesn't really fit with text-flow-columns concept, so I'm quite puzzled by your question....

Even with helper-rows/columns to get a count, you'd still need to manually adjust the references after adding rows.

Bottom line: Please provide more background info on what sense is behind this numbering. Maybe then people can come up with better suggestions.

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