Switch to home tab in word find the numbering button. Press ctrl f button on the keyboard.
Fortunately this feature can be easily turned off.
Auto numbering in word. Open your document that uses built in heading styles and select the first heading 1. You can either click it directly or click the small arrow to expand the menu and choose a numbering format in the list. Now numbering the multiple headings.
Position the insertion point where you want the sequential number to appear. When you type an asterisk and then press the space bar or the tab key word automatically replaces the asterisk with a bullet and formats the paragraph as a bulleted list. On the home tab in the paragraph group choose multilevel list.
Then the button will turn grey. Word can automatically number sections chapter 1 1 1 1 2 etc of your document and include the chapter number in the captions figure 1 2 2 2 etc. You can number headings so that top level headings heading 1 are numbered 1 2 3 for example and second level headings heading 2 are numbered 1 1 1 2 1 3.
However this feature in word can sometimes be maddening when you don t want it. Automatic numbering is a very helpful and time saving feature in word. If you later reorder these items word automatically updates the numbers so they are in order.
If your documents don t consistently use a particular style as the lead in to a list one option is to create a style that consists of a nonprinting frame in the left or right margin of the page. Make sure each of your chapter titles are in the heading 1 style and then click on one of your chapter titles. Correct automatic numbering in numbered lists ms word tutorial.
Highlighting the first column and then click home tab auto number. That is if you type a number 1 and text and then press enter word will automatically insert the next number in sequence. For instance you can automatically number figures tables or illustrations.
After that you can input the content in the document and each paragraph will be added a sequence number automatically. To sequentially number items in your text follow these steps. Keep text only first and foremost select the text which contains automatic numbering.
Click browse the heading in your document tab in the navigation pane you can see all the headings and the heading style of your current document. When you type a number followed by a period and then press the space bar or the tab key word automatically formats the paragraph as a numbered list.