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  • I need to create a numbering format in Word - these give me the fear so I need some help! 

    I need to make a very simple style with three levels, e.g. 

    2.3.1. [Paragraph text is right up against the numbering, only one space in between as shown here, and then it continues on and will appear underneath the 2.3.1 as shown here and this is what I want it to do and to continue onto the next number when I hit enter at... 

    2.3.2. [and be exactly the same as above]

    How can I achieve this?  The numbering needs to be exactly 2.3.2. i.e. with the full stops exactly as shown. 

    Thanks, 

    FP 


    • Edited by Frecklepaw Tuesday, May 7, 2019 2:40 PM
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019 2:00 PM

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  • Basic rules: How to create numbered headings or outline numbering in Ribbon Versions of Word by Shauna Kelly.

    Follow those rules!

    In step 4.5 set your indents.

    • 0 for initial indent and for text.
    • 0 for following unless you want higher levels to be indented.

    On the dialog shown in figure 5, choose space as the character to follow numbering.

    I would recommend doing all nine levels just in case.


    Charles Kenyon Madison, WI


    Tuesday, May 7, 2019 3:28 PM
  • Hi FP,

    Just follow Charles's suggestions and check if it's helpful to your question. If you have any updates, feel free to post back to let us know.

    Best Regards,

    Herb


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    Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:33 AM
  • You can instruct Word to add a space after the number (instead of a tab stop which is the default).

    Also, note that the article for which Charles has posted a link is a very useful resource for setting up multilevel lists. Be sure to read it carefully.


    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Sunday, May 12, 2019 11:56 PM
  • Hi,

    I am checking the status of this issue. Do you have any update for it?

    If the reply is helpful to this question, please remember to mark it as answer. Your action would be helpful to other users who encounter the same issue and read this thread. Thanks for your understanding.

    Anything unclear or any questions, feel free to post them back to let us know. I will be glad to follow up and help you.

    Best Regards,

    Herb


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    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:53 AM
  • Thanks Charles - excellent article, thanks for sharing. 
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:03 AM
  • You are welcome.

    Charles Kenyon Madison, WI

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2:49 PM