All properties belong to one of the seven property types mentioned in Property Types. In addition, some properties have a characteristic called auto numbering. This section explains why and how auto numbering is used.
Sometimes when you make a Web template, you cannot foresee how many properties (for example, lines of text) every Web page that will be based on the template will need. An auto-numbering property appears once on a template, but you can duplicate it as many times as you want on the Web page. You can then enter a different value for each of the duplicated properties.
For example, a single text property only represents one line of text (250 characters). To define a paragraph with a flexible number of lines, it is necessary to use a text property with auto numbering. You can see an example of this in the demonstration company.
Open the Web Templates window:
In the Web Templates window, click the line with the Sales Invoices template and then click Template, Properties. The Properties Template window appears:
The fourth property line represents an unknown number of description lines. To see the subproperties, click the Value field and then click the AssistButton in this field:
The Auto Number field contains a check mark, which indicates that auto numbering has been enabled for the property.
To see a Web page that is based on this template, do the following:
Open the Web Pages window: In the Web Pages window, browse until you find the line with the Description property collection for page number INVOICES. Select the line:
The template property has been used to create two page properties.