You can apply a numbering scheme to the headings in your document by using multilevel list templates and the built-in heading styles in Word (Heading 1, Heading 2, and so on).
For example, you can number headings so that top-level headings (Heading 1) are numbered 1, 2, 3, second-level headings (Heading 2) are numbered 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and so on.
Important Before you start, be sure that your headings use the built-in heading styles.
- Click in the first Heading 1 heading in your document.
- On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click Multilevel List.
- Under List Library, click one of the styles that includes the word Heading or Chapter in gray text.
For example, click 1 Heading 1, 1.1 Heading 2, 1.1.1 Heading 3.
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