Numbering in MS Word.

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?

Thanks

Alan

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.

I like Serena
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Perhaps Shift+Return?

This starts a new paragraph within a numbered item.

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Pengwuino
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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?

Perhaps Shift+Return?

This starts a new paragraph within a numbered item.

You make my day!! Thanks

Merry Christmas

Alan