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Microsoft Word 2003/2004

Adding Line Numbers

These instructions explain how to add line numbering to your Word document. You can add line numbering to the entire document or individual sections.

  1. Place the insertion point within the document to which you want to add line numbering
    HINT: To add numbering to only one section of a document, place the insertion point within the desired section

  2. Windows: From the File menu, select Page Setup...
    The Page Setup dialog box appears.
    Macintosh: From the Format menu, select Document...
    The Document dialog box appears.

  3. Select the Layout tab

  4. Click LINE NUMBERS...
    The Line Numbers dialog box appears.

  5. Select Add line numbering

  6. To start line numbering at a number other than one, in the Start at text box, type or use the nudge buttons to select a starting number

  7. To adjust the amount of spacing between line numbers and text, in the From text text box, type (in inches) or use the nudge buttons to select a spacing value

  8. To number only multiples of a selected page number, in the Count by text box, type or use the nudge buttons to select a number by which to count
    EXAMPLE: To number every fifth line, in the Count by text box, type 5

  9. To restart numbering on each page, select Restart each page
    To restart numbering in each section, select Restart each section
    To use continuous numbering, select Continuous

  10. Click OK

  11. Click OK
    The lines numbers are added.

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