Microsoft KB Archive/48924

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Utilities Renumber Overwrites Leading Paragraph Numbers


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.1a, 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c, 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c


In Microsoft Word for Windows, if a paragraph begins with a number, choosing to renumber will replace the leading numbers with new numbers that follow the current numbering scheme. This will occur whether the numbers were manually entered from the keyboard or placed there from the menu option. One exception is if a number is NOT followed by a space. Word then views the number as part of the text.

Word version 2.0

To renumber from the menu:

  1. Select the text to be renumbered.
  2. From the Tools menu and select Bullets and Numbers.
  3. Choose the Numbered List button.
  4. Make the desired choices from the Number box and choose OK.

Word versions 1.0 and 1.1

  1. Select the text to be renumbered.
  2. From the Utilities menu select Numbering.
  3. Choose the desired Format and choose OK.

Note: You can highlight a section of text and select the Learn option of Utilities Renumber Format, and the command takes the format of the number from the first paragraph of each level and uses this format for all other paragraphs in the same level. This option requires that the numbers be followed by spaces.

Additional query words: 6.01.x 2.0 word6 winword winword2

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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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