Add numbering to items in paragraph text

You can add numbers to items in the body text of a paragraph by using the LISTNUM field (field: A set of codes that instructs Microsoft Word to insert text, graphics, page numbers, and other material into a document automatically. For example, the DATE field inserts the current date.).

Numbered items in paragraph

  1. Click in front of the first item you want to number within the paragraph.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Field.
  3. In the Categories box, click Numbering.
  4. In the Field names box, click ListNum.
  5. In the List name box, select the format you want.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click in front of the next item you want to number within the paragraph and press CTRL+Y to insert another LISTNUM field.
  8. If you want to change the spacing, insert a space between each LISTNUM field result and the text you want to number.

 Note   You can change the starting number and other formats by adding switches (switch: When working with fields, a special instruction that causes a specific action to occur. Generally, a switch is added to a field to modify a result.) to the LISTNUM field.

Applies to:
Word 2003