If you want to continue numbering through two or multiple lists in Word, here is how you can do that. It is possible to continue the numbering process for the second or third list from any point so that all the lists come under the same group. There are two ways to do that, and this article explains both methods.
How to continue Numbering through two Lists in Word
To continue numbering through two lists in Word, follow these steps:
- Open the Word document.
- Ensure that both lists are numbered lists.
- Select the numbered second list.
- Select the second list.
- Right-click on it and select the Continue Numberingoption.
To learn more about these steps, continue reading.
First, you need to open the Word document and make sure that both lists are numbered lists. If not, you need to select them and make them numbered lists manually.
Once done, select the second list and right-click on it. Then, choose the Continue Numbering option from the right-click context menu.
The second list will continue the same numbering system immediately.
Continue numbering through two lists in Word using Numbering Value
To continue numbering through two lists in Word using Numbering Value, follow these steps:
- Open the Word document.
- Select the second numbered list.
- Click on the arrow button next to the Numbering menu.
- Choose the Set Numbering Value option.
- Select the Start new list option.
- Enter the value accordingly.
- Click the OK button.
Let’s delve into these steps in detail.
First, you need to open the desired Word document and select the second numbered list. However, if you haven’t created the numbered list yet, do that first.
Then, head to the Paragraph section, find the Numbering menu, and click on the respective arrow button. Next, choose the Set Numbering Value option from the list.
Ensure that the Start new list option is selected. If so, head to the Set value to box and enter the value accordingly.
Let’s say that the previous list has four points or numbers, and you want to start the second list from number 5. If so, you need to enter 5 in the box.
Finally, click on the OK button.
That’s all! Hope these guides helped you.
How do I start a numbered list at 2 in Word?
To start a numbered list at 2 in Word, you need to use the second method mentioned in this article. Having said that, you need to choose the list, click on the Numbering arrow button, and select the Set Numbering Value option. Next, choose the Start new list option and enter 2 in the respective box. At last, click the OK button to save the change.
Why is my numbering not continuing in Word?
By default, Word doesn’t continue the numbering system if there is plain text in between two lists. You need to change some settings to get the job done. The easiest way to continue numbering through two lists is by using the Continue Numbering option. Secondly, you can use the Set Numbering Value panel to get the same thing done.