Auto-Numbering in a Table in MS Word

Discussion in 'Word' started by Richard.ACE, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. Richard.ACE


    Nov 30, 2018
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    My template document has multiple sections in a table – 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 etc all the way up to 10.0 in some cases. I have managed to auto-number each individual section within the table so it automatically updates whenever a new line is added or a line is deleted from a particular section, however I have not managed to figure out how to get sections to automatically update whenever a full section is deleted i.e. If I delete section 3.0 then the current section 4.0 doesn’t automatically become 3.0 as I have to click in and adjust the main number (3) myself to update it. Do you know of a way to link each section of the table so that everything automatically updates if lines are added or removed or whole sections are added or removed?



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  2. Richard.ACE

    macropod Microsoft MVP

    Mar 2, 2012
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    The simplest way is to use Word's multi-level list numbering, with those numbers attached to the appropriate Heading Styles.
    macropod, Dec 1, 2018
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