I'm relatively new to InDesign and I just know that I'm going about this project in a less than ideal fashion. I've done a lot of Google searching about numbering, but I seem to know little enough about InDesign that I can't quite phrase my search right.
Part of the reason I'm having trouble finding an answer is due to the way I want my document to be laid out. The simplest way to demonstrate this is with a picture:
You can see here that I have a 3p0 offset for most of the body text of the survey from the edge of the text frame. A blue margin separator (currently obscured by a guide; sorry) is put in at 1p6 inside the text frame. The text frame itself is 1p6 offset from the document margin which is 1p6 offset from the page edge.
I want my question numbers to appear just as they do here - between the document margin and the text frame - but I want the numbering to be automatic, and I want the numbers to follow along with the question text. Currently I am positioning and numbering manually.
I generally understand auto numbering (that's what I'm using for the page numbers) and paragraph/table styles, but I'm still unable to figure this out. How can I achieve this effect in a more manageable way?