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Creating Custom Line Numbering

PSS ID Number: Q48287 Article last modified on 03-07-1997

====================================================================== 4.00 MACINTOSH kbusage

The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, version 4.0


Microsoft Word version 4.00 automatically numbers lines if a line-numbering option is selected in the Section dialog box on the Format menu.

However, there may be certain instances, particularly in legal documents, where you may not want the line numbering feature to reflect the lines of text in the document but still want to have numbers appear in the margin on the page.

To create this type of nonstandard numbering scheme, do the following:

Note: Make sure that Line Numbers in the Format Section dialog box is set to Off.

  1. From the Document menu, choose Open Header.
  2. Type the first number and press RETURN. Repeat this step, increasing the number increment for as many lines as needed.
  3. Close the header and choose Document from the Format menu. For the top margin, type in a value preceded by a negative sign, for example, -.5, to create an absolute (unchanging) top margin. Click OK.
  4. From the Format menu, choose Section and change the Header/Footer From Top measurement to be the same value as the top margin value without the negative sign, for example, .5. Click OK.
  5. Select the entire document (press COMMAND+OPTION+M) and move the left paragraph indents to the right about one quarter of an inch (.25 inch).
  6. From the File menu, choose Print Preview to view the results. (Note: The document does not display correctly in Page View.)

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