Numbering down automatically (decrement) in a table
FrameMaker does not provide a means for decrementing the numbers with automatic numbering in a paragraph format. However there is a trick if you need decrementing numbers in a table:
- Place the table with the auto-incrementing paragraphs in a text frame (salmon).
- Rotate all table cells by 180°. Then rotate the text frame by 180°.
- Since needed in text, there must also be an anchored frame (magenta) as most outer container.
Reverse numbering in ordinary paragraphs can thus only be achieved by misusing a table with only one row.
This trick was communicated by Wim Hooghwinkel in the framers list on january 25, 2011.
See the PDF with the more detailed procedure and the results of each step.