Modifying Numbering in a Numbered List

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You can remove the numbering from a paragraph in a numbered list or change the number that a numbered list starts with.

Tip.png If you want numbered headings, use the Tools - Outline Numbering menu command to assign a numbering to a paragraph style. Do not use the Numbering icon on the Formatting toolbar.

To Remove the Number From a Paragraph in a Numbered List

  1. Click in front of the first character of the paragraph that you want to remove the numbering from.
  2. Do one of the following:
  • To remove the number while preserving the indent of the paragraph, press the Backspace key.
  • To remove the number and the indent of the paragraph, click the Numbering on/off icon on the Formatting Bar. If you save the document in HTML format, a separate numbered list is created for the numbered paragraphs that follow the current paragraph.

To Change the Number That a Numbered List Starts With

  1. Click anywhere in the numbered list.
  2. Choose Format - Bullets and Numbering, and then click the Options tab.
  3. Enter the number you want the list to start with in the Start at box.
  4. Click OK.

Related Topics

Numbering and Numbering Styles

Adding Bullets

Adding Numbering

Turning off Bullets and Numbering for Individual Paragraphs

Using Captions

Defining Number Ranges

Wiki page about numbering paragraphs by styles