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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.
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Microsoft Word 2010:
Adding Line Numbers
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If you need to distribute Word documents to others for reviewing or editing, it might prove useful to add line numbers.
Word has a feature that can facilitate the group discussion by numbering every line of the document.
Referencing a particular line number may be easier than saying, “Go to the third line of the fourth paragraph on page twelve”, for example…
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.
Adding line numbers is easy. Begin by clicking on the Page Layout tab on the ribbon at the top of the screen.
Then choose Line Numbersand a drop down menu will open.
On the menu that drops down, find Continuousand click on it.
Word adds the line numbers to the margin of the document.
There may be times when you want the line numbers to start with a specific number. In that event, select Line Numbering Options.
When the Page Options window opens, select Line Numbers at the bottom of the window.
The Line Numbersdialog boxis now open.
Make sure there is a check mark in the box next to Add Line Numbering.
After that, you can insert the number with which you would like to start the numbering sequence ... for instance 7.
Next, select the distance between
the text and the line numbers...
Then decide whether the numbers should appear one-by-one...every five... or whatever.
Also indicate whether you want the numbers to continue throughout your document or start over on each page or section.
Now click OKto leave the Line Numbersdialog box.
Click OKonce more to leave the Page Setup dialog box.
Word will add the line numbers that you requested to the margin of the document.
If you don’t see the numbers, go to the View tab on the ribbon and switch to Print Layout view.
As you edit and make changes in the document,Word automatically renumbers the lines.
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!