If you use numbered lists in your document (and who doesn’t?) you most likely know that your list is just a series of numbered paragraphs.
I don’t know about you, but many are the times that I have a numbered list but smack dab in the middle I have some paragraphs that I do not want to be numbered (i.e., follow the steps below to learn how), followed by more items that I want to continue to be numbered.
It is very easy to accomplish this in Word.
Follow the steps below to learn how:
- Format your numbered list as you usually do, including all items, both the ones you would like numbered and those you do not.
- Display the Home tab of your Ribbon.
- With your cursor in the first paragraph you would not like numbered, in the Paragraph group, click the Numbering tool. I prefer the quicker method of placing my cursor at the beginning of the item and backspacing. It gets rid of the number and keeps the indent. It is quick and easy and the numbering is removed from those items/paragraphs, but the numbering sequence continues in the following paragraph.
- Repeat the above step for each paragraph where you would not like numbering.
It doesn’t get much easier than that!