March 10, 2006, Newsletter Issue #146: Continuing numbering in Word

Tip of the Week

When you´re using Numbered Lists in Word, it can sometimes be frustrating when it doesn´t do what you´d expect.

When you add a new list, Word automatically starts the numbering from 1. If this is what you wanted, then great, but if it´s not, then what do you do? If you´re like most people, you´d try and change it manually, which is a bit of a hit and miss affair (particularly if you change the numbering in the section above it).

As you´re not like most people, you´ll select Bullets and Numbering from the Format menu and tick the box at the bottom of the Numbered tab which says Continue Previous List.

Now Word will continue your list automatically and if you add items in the previous list, your new list will be re-numbered automatically.

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