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Hi All,

I always get into trouble with this!!

I have a document of about three pages that uses numbering to clarify
certain sections of the document. Below those sections there are other
sections some of which have numbers (or letters) with indents to highlight
other small sections.

I now need to be able to go back to the far left side of the document and
continue from the last number used at that position. Normally I can do this,
although I have to admit that sometimes it does not continue from the last
number as I wish, and I have to customise the start number.

However on this occasion, and this has happened before, as soon as I click
on the toolbar button that should introduce the number, it indents to the
last used tab position which is too far to the right. I cannot get it to
accept anything other than that far right position if I want any form of
numbering.

Can anyone advise if there is remedy please.

Regards.
Bill.

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If you're using outline numbering, you should be able to use Alt+Shift+Left
Arrow (as many times as needed) to promote the numbering level.

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Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Bill" wrote in message
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Hi All,

I always get into trouble with this!!

I have a document of about three pages that uses numbering to clarify
certain sections of the document. Below those sections there are other
sections some of which have numbers (or letters) with indents to highlight
other small sections.

I now need to be able to go back to the far left side of the document and
continue from the last number used at that position. Normally I can do
this, although I have to admit that sometimes it does not continue from
the last number as I wish, and I have to customise the start number.

However on this occasion, and this has happened before, as soon as I click
on the toolbar button that should introduce the number, it indents to the
last used tab position which is too far to the right. I cannot get it to
accept anything other than that far right position if I want any form of
numbering.

Can anyone advise if there is remedy please.

Regards.
Bill.



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Default Numbering, Bullets, Indents ......

Alt Shift Right works
Alt Shift Left doesn't.

Any ideas?

Regards.
Bill

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
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If you're using outline numbering, you should be able to use
Alt+Shift+Left Arrow (as many times as needed) to promote the numbering
level.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Bill" wrote in message
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Hi All,

I always get into trouble with this!!

I have a document of about three pages that uses numbering to clarify
certain sections of the document. Below those sections there are other
sections some of which have numbers (or letters) with indents to
highlight other small sections.

I now need to be able to go back to the far left side of the document and
continue from the last number used at that position. Normally I can do
this, although I have to admit that sometimes it does not continue from
the last number as I wish, and I have to customise the start number.

However on this occasion, and this has happened before, as soon as I
click on the toolbar button that should introduce the number, it indents
to the last used tab position which is too far to the right. I cannot get
it to accept anything other than that far right position if I want any
form of numbering.

Can anyone advise if there is remedy please.

Regards.
Bill.





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Default Numbering, Bullets, Indents ......

Possibly not an outline list?

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Bill" wrote in message
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Alt Shift Right works
Alt Shift Left doesn't.

Any ideas?

Regards.
Bill

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
If you're using outline numbering, you should be able to use
Alt+Shift+Left Arrow (as many times as needed) to promote the numbering
level.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Bill" wrote in message
...
Hi All,

I always get into trouble with this!!

I have a document of about three pages that uses numbering to clarify
certain sections of the document. Below those sections there are other
sections some of which have numbers (or letters) with indents to
highlight other small sections.

I now need to be able to go back to the far left side of the document
and continue from the last number used at that position. Normally I can
do this, although I have to admit that sometimes it does not continue
from the last number as I wish, and I have to customise the start
number.

However on this occasion, and this has happened before, as soon as I
click on the toolbar button that should introduce the number, it indents
to the last used tab position which is too far to the right. I cannot
get it to accept anything other than that far right position if I want
any form of numbering.

Can anyone advise if there is remedy please.

Regards.
Bill.








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This is very aggravating I know exactly what you are talking about. Since no one posted a reply I will add what I have learned to fix this in case someone else is having this issue. Not sure how to keep it from ever happening however, if you want to correct here are the steps:

1) Highlight the BULLET. (Note if multiple bullets highlight, you may need to RIGHT CLICK and 'Separate the List' so you can just highlight the problem bullet)
2) RIGHT CLICK
3) Click 'ADJUST LIST INDENTS...'
4) SET BULLET POSITION = 0 (This is aligned fully left, or you can change to what you want.)
5) SET TEXT INDENT = .25 (Or you can change to what you want.)
6) SET FOLLOW NUMBER WITH: = TAB CHARACTER

This will force the bullet to align how you want it. You can pull up the other bullet you want to align it to and get its indent properties and set the same in other bullets too.

Hope this helps.

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