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Modifying Numbering in an Ordered List

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

If you want numbered headings, choose Tools - Chapter Numbering. This command opens a dialogue box where numbering schemes can be assigned to paragraph styles used for headings. Do not use the Toggle Ordered List icon on the Formatting Bar or the Format - Bullets and Numbering dialogue box.

To Remove the Number From a Paragraph in an Ordered 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 No List 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 an Ordered List Starts With

  1. Click anywhere in the ordered list.

  2. Choose Format - Bullets and Numbering, and then click the Customise tab.

  3. Enter the number you want the list to start with in the Start at box.

  4. Click OK.