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Ending bulleted list ends all numbered lists

I am creating a document. I insert section headers like this:

builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyleName(“Heading 2”);

builder.writeln(“Section 3”);



The headers are automatically assigned their correct numbers which is great.



I added a bulleted list to one of my sections. As in the examples, I end the bullted list by calling

builder.getListFormat().removeNumbers();



The headers I add after this bulleted list are not being numbered
correctly. How can I end the list & return to the default
numbering that was working before the list?



Thanks!


removeNumbers() sets both list level and list id numbers for the current paragraph to zero – so you zeroed your heading numbers too. I don’t know your context – there are too many combinations that can solve your task. For instance, you can simply remember these numbers for your headers and restore them after bullets:

//writing numbered headers...

//remember list level and id numbers

int listLevelNumber = builder.getListFormat().getListLevelNumber();

int listId = builder.getListFormat().getListId();

//writing some bulleted text...

//restore list numbers

builder.getListFormat().setListId(listId);

builder.getListFormat().setListLevelNumber(listLevelNumber);

Another option, you can include a bulleted style into the same Outline Numbered List where already placed your “Heading 2” and recall bullets by the style name or by setting current paragraph’s list level.

Best Regards,

Thanks for the reply. I tried the first method.



I get a compile error that the getListId() method doesn’t exist.
It looks like getListFormat returns a ListFormat object and the
getListId method is defined for the List object. I don’t see how
to get the list object?



builder.getListFormat().getListId().






Try

List list = builder.getListFormat().getList();

instead of

int listId = builder.getListFormat().getListId();

and can you send your code? - may be i can suggest better way.

Best Regards,

The above compiles but throws a null pointer exception on the getList() line when I run it.

It also looks like there is no setListId() method.



Here’s my code:



DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);



//get the list level number
and list id so we can restore them after the bulleted list

int listLevelNumber = builder.getListFormat().getListLevelNumber();

//throws null pointer exception:
int listId = builder.getListFormat().getList().getListId();



builder.getListFormat().applyBulletDefault();

for(String bulletedText : bulletedTextList)

{

builder.writeln(bulletedText);

}

//end the bullets.

builder.getListFormat().removeNumbers();

//restore the numbers

builder.getListFormat().setListLevelNumber(listLevelNumber);



(start a new section)



builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyleName(“Heading 2”);

builder.writeln(“Another heading”);



“Another heading” prints out with a bullet instead of a level 2 heading.



Thanks!


Sorry I have not made it clear. You should use getList()/setLest() instead of getListId()/setListId(). There is a sample with a default numbering formatting:

@Test

public void TestMixed1() throws Exception

{

Document doc = new Document();

DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

builder.writeln("Heading paragraph without bullets and numbers.");

//apply heading style and default numbering

builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyleName("Heading 2");

builder.getListFormat().applyNumberDefault();

builder.writeln("Heading2 1");

builder.writeln("Heading2 2");

builder.writeln("Heading2 3");

//get the list level number and list id so we can restore them after the bulleted list

List headingList = builder.getListFormat().getList();

int headingListLevel = builder.getListFormat().getListLevelNumber();

//apply normal style and bulleting

builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyleName("Normal");

builder.getListFormat().applyBulletDefault();

builder.writeln("Bulleted text 1");

builder.writeln("Bulleted text 2");

//actually you don't need in removeNumbers() here because setList() and

//setListLevelNumber() sets these numbers again righ below.

// builder.getListFormat().removeNumbers();

//restore heading style, list and list level

builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyleName("Heading 2");

builder.getListFormat().setList(headingList);

builder.getListFormat().setListLevelNumber(headingListLevel);

builder.writeln("Heading2 4");

builder.writeln("Heading2 5");

//end numeration

builder.getListFormat().removeNumbers();

//text without numeration

builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyleName("Normal");

builder.writeln("Footing paragraph without bullets and numbers.");

doc.save("X:\\tmp\\MixedList1.doc");

}

You also can use build-in word templates for numbered, bulleted or outlined lists:

@Test

public void TestMixed2() throws Exception

{

Document doc = new Document();

DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

builder.writeln("Heading paragraph without bullets and numbers.");

//get outline numbering template

List outlineHeadingList = doc.getLists().add(ListTemplate.OUTLINE_HEADINGS_LEGAL);

//apply heading style, list and list level

builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyleName("Heading 1");

builder.getListFormat().setList(outlineHeadingList);

builder.getListFormat().setListLevelNumber(0);

builder.writeln("Heading1 1");

builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyleName("Heading 2");

builder.getListFormat().setListLevelNumber(1);

builder.writeln("Heading2 1");

builder.writeln("Heading2 2");

//apply normal style and bulleting

builder.getListFormat().applyBulletDefault();

builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyleName("Normal");

builder.writeln("Bulleted text 1");

builder.writeln("Bulleted text 2");

//actually you don't need in removeNumbers() here because setList() and

// setListLevelNumber() sets these numbers again.

// builder.getListFormat().removeNumbers();

//continue outlined list

builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyleName("Heading 2");

builder.getListFormat().setList(outlineHeadingList);

builder.getListFormat().setListLevelNumber(1);

builder.writeln("Heading2 3");

builder.writeln("Heading2 4");

//end numeration

builder.getListFormat().removeNumbers();

//text without numeration

builder.getParagraphFormat().setStyleName("Normal");

builder.writeln("Footing paragraph without bullets and numbers.");

doc.save("X:\\tmp\\MixedList2.doc");

}

Regards,