Need Help Integrating Timestamps into Automatic Numbering System for Critique Video Script

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Hi everyone. I'm making a critique video of another channel's YouTube video and I'm trying to make a numbering format so I don't have to keep typing it myself for every critique and to ensure the numbers stay accurate if I need to remove one, as doing it myself is a big headache and time-consuming. I've made the new numbering system and it works fine (eg: "Sin 1:", "Sin 2:", Sin 3:" etc), but I'd also still like to keep the timestamp of the video, so I can refer back to it both when writing the script and in editing. For example "Sin 1 (01:35-01:55):", brackets and colon included. However, it doesn't allow me to add it to the numbering system separately at all. It's an important part of the script, so is there a way I can still have it included somehow while also having the automatic numbering system, so I don't need to type it myself? It feels out of place if I add it before the rest of the critique/sins text, as it adds such a big gap between the numbers and where I am allowed to type.


For reference, here is my script (without the auto-numbering system, so you can see what it is currently like and what exactly I want to try and keep).


Any help or suggestions are much appreciated. Thank you :) Sorry if I'm missing something, by the way.

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@S-Mania The file for which you provided the link already appears to have each paragraph numbered Sin 1, Sin 2, Sin 3, followed by the timestamp.  Is that numbering something that you added manually, but which you want to do without having to type the Sin followed by the number.  From where would the information for the timestamp come?


While the Sin # can be automated, I believe that the user is going to need to enter the data for the timestamp.



@Doug_Robbins_Word_MVP Yes, like I mentioned, I added those myself and it doesn't have the automatic numbering system. Yes, I want to have the "Sin #:" (# meaning whatever number follows "Sin") automated, but I'm trying to figure out where to best add the timestamp in brackets for each sin. I clearly can't add it like I have already before since the automated numbering system doesn't allow me to enter text directly next to it, even though it looks cleaner that way. Meaning I can't have the brackets pop up automatically with the automated "Sin:" part as it does not allow me to add the specific timestamps or any text inside it. I'd have to add it next to the text for the sin/critique (since it automatically creates a gap between the auto-numbering system and the text the user types), which looks off and not as streamlined. I've attached an example document of what I mean by that.


Unless you know of an easier way to do it? That's basically what I'm trying to figure out and not the numbering system itself. I may be thinking about this too hard.


Hope that makes more sense.

@S-Mania In the document that I have uploaded, I have defined a new style name Sin to which I have assigned the numbering and which is defined so that it is followed by another paragraph the style of which is also Sin so that each time you press Enter another paragraph with the next Sin #: followed by a tab space will be added, ready for you to insert the time stamp and the text






@Doug_Robbins_Word_MVP Does that numbering system also work if I need to split a number up into multiple parts (aka: 5a, 5b, 5c etc) before continuing (eg: 3, 4, 5a, 5b, 5c, 6, 7 etc)? Or would I have to write those in manually?


You can set the numbering up as shown in the following screen shot where the sub paras a, b, c, follow the top level number  that is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 6