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    I have written a large report so I will need to number the paragraphs to avoid woffle (i.e refer to paragraph 3.2) rather than havving to rewrite it.

    When you number the paragraphs do you number sections or the literal paragraphs i.e

    3.2 The cat chased the bird. The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.

    The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.

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    3.2The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.The cat chased the bird.

    3.3 The dog made a mess on the pavement.The dog made a mess on the pavement.The dog made a mess on the pavement.The dog made a mess on the pavement.The dog made a mess on the pavement.The dog made a mess on the pavement.

    I.e do you only chnage the paragraph number when the subject changes slightly but not enough to warrant a new heading?

    I hope this makes sense. I probably haven't explained it well.
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    This seems to explain it well

    http://www.history.soton.ac.uk/handbook8.htm
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    Each 'level' in the paragraph numbering sequence is usually Chapter.Topic. subtopic... so I guess your second version is closer. That's what I would do, anyway!
 
 
 
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