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Numbering in MS Word.

  1. Dec 23, 2011 #1
    I have the 2003 Word. I don't know how to start a new paragraph under numbering without getting a new number.

    For example I set up using numbering for each paragraph so I start with 1). Every time I hit return, it will start a new paragraph and with 2) on it. I want to start a new paragraph under 1) without automatically increment to 2) every time a want to start a new paragraph. But at the same time, I want to maintain the numbering in the document.

    Is there any way to do this?


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  3. Dec 23, 2011 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    In which case you want to number the sections, not the paragraphs.

    Number the section headings would work best - and you can have as many paragraphs in a section as you like. If you want to have a particular passage numbered as well - either use a subsection (minor heading) or put a reference in the margin.

    Note: you'll find everyone uses LaTeX instead. It's not just for math.
  4. Dec 23, 2011 #3

    I like Serena

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    Perhaps Shift+Return?

    This starts a new paragraph within a numbered item.
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2011
  5. Dec 23, 2011 #4


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    Can't you just hit delete? If I'm imagining what you're saying, doesn't deleting it stop the numbering?
  6. Dec 23, 2011 #5
    You make my day!! Thanks

    Merry Christmas

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