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Restarting Numbering in Word

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Restarting Numbering in Word

We have set up a number of different styles in word to create multi level lists in our documents which seem to work well until I need to restart the numbering from 1.

I try and do this by right clicking on the number and clicking 'Restart from 1'. When I do this it completely changes the formatting of the paragraph including the font and the indent. Can you let me know where I'm going wrong and how to restart from 1 correctly?

Thanks

RE: Restarting Numbering in Word

Hello Kelly,

Thank you for your post. In my experience, sometimes in Word, the style changes when you move to a different place in a page. If you want to restart numbering from 1 using the same style as in the paragraph above, first make sure the correct numbering style in the Home ribbon is selected before right-clicking and restarting the numbering. This will ensure that the same formatting is used as before.

I hope this helps. If the issue is not resolved, please feel free to post again.


Kind regards
Marius Barnard
STL

RE: Restarting Numbering in Word

Hi Marius

Thanks for your response. That seemed to fix the issue for the subsequent paragraphs but the first paragraph (i.e. the one I am clicking on to restart the numbering) still completely changes format. The format it goes to is not any of the styles on the home ribbon and when I try to turn it to the correct format by choosing the correct style on the home ribbon it reverts the numbering to how it was originally. Any other ideas?

Many thanks for your help.
Kelly

RE: Restarting Numbering in Word

Hi Kelly,

I've simulated your issue on my side but mine seems to work fine. I'm going to pass your post along to a colleague as I might be missing a simple solution.

All my colleagues are training today but someone will get back to you soon.

Kind regards
Marius

RE: Restarting Numbering in Word

Hi Marius

Just wondering if anyone has had a chance to look at this? My colleagues are experiencing the same issues with documents they are working on so I don' think it is isolated to my computer.

Many thanks for your help.

Kelly

RE: Restarting Numbering in Word

Hi Kelly,

It sounds like the Style that was formatted for the bullets hasn't been configured correctly for the all levels.

It will affect your colleagues if the style is stored in a template you are all using.

Did you use the 'Define multilevel list' option to create it?

It's very difficult to solve this kind of issue without seeing the file.
Can I ask if it's possible to send us the file. If you can't send the exact file, a blank template or anonymised sample will do.

Please send this to info@stl-training.co.uk

We can spend 15 minutes looking at it to see if there's an fix we can suggest. If we can't troubleshoot it in that time frame we'll contact you to discuss it further.


Kind regards

Richard Bailey

 

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