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A few tricks to take you beyond the basics of Microsoft Office 2010

GCPS Tech Tips

Microsoft Word 2010:

Adding Line Numbers


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

Gwinnett County Public Schools is committed to providing information related to student technology use in a manner that is clear, concise, organized, accessible, and current. To that end, GCPS has provided articles and handouts on its web site.

The following resource is provided for information only and is NOT an official policy or procedure of Gwinnett County Public Schools. This resource may be used by schools and the school communities to share information and ideas around student technology use.

Should a conflict between the information on this site and the existing policy, regulation or rule occur, then the official or approved policy, rule or regulation supersedes the resources in this document.


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

If you need to distribute Word documents to others for reviewing or editing, it might prove useful to add line numbers.


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

Word has a feature that can facilitate the group discussion by numbering every line of the document.


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

Referencing a particular line number may be easier than saying, “Go to the third line of the fourth paragraph on page twelve”, for example…


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

Line numbers in the margin of a Word document can also be helpful when you need to know how many lines are on each page.


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

Adding line numbers is easy. Begin by clicking on the Page Layout tab on the ribbon at the top of the screen.


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

Then choose Line Numbersand a drop down menu will open.


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

On the menu that drops down, find Continuousand click on it.


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

Word adds the line numbers to the margin of the document.


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

  • By default, Word numbers every line in a document except the lines in tables, footnotes, endnotes, text boxes, and headers and footers.


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

There may be times when you want the line numbers to start with a specific number. In that event, select Line Numbering Options.


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

When the Page Options window opens, select Line Numbers at the bottom of the window.


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

The Line Numbersdialog boxis now open.


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

Make sure there is a check mark in the box next to Add Line Numbering.


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

After that, you can insert the number with which you would like to start the numbering sequence ... for instance 7.


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

Next, select the distance between

the text and the line numbers...


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

Then decide whether the numbers should appear one-by-one...every five... or whatever.


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

Also indicate whether you want the numbers to continue throughout your document or start over on each page or section.


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

Now click OKto leave the Line Numbersdialog box.


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

Click OKonce more to leave the Page Setup dialog box.


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

Word will add the line numbers that you requested to the margin of the document.


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

If you don’t see the numbers, go to the View tab on the ribbon and switch to Print Layout view.


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

As you edit and make changes in the document,Word automatically renumbers the lines.


WORD 2010: Adding Line Numbers

That is all there is to it! Below are the step-by-step directions for adding line numbers to Word 2010 documents. Have fun numbering!


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