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Formatting problem in MS Word using Autonumbering

Posted on 2011-09-23
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I've setup a template using MS Word (2002) that includes autonumbering (see attached).  The autonumbering is actually set up in the margin where I need it.  

The problem I'm having is that when I double-click on the first number (e.g. number #52 in the attached template), the autonumber formatting gets screwed up.  As soon as I click on the number to change the starting number, it jumps over to the right where the left margin is set.  

Is there a better way to set this up that will maintain the formatting of the number in the margin but maintain the margins of the rest of the document?

Thanks,
darin
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I think a table might work better for you ... but, I was wondering if you RIGHT click on the number, is there an option for you to set the value?  I'm in Word 2010 and I have an option "Set Numbering Value", and when I use that feature (instead of double-clicking) the numbers stay put where you have them.
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The table option worked to perfection.  I can also right-click to set the value but the table format was more fool-proof (which is important in this application).

Thanks!!!!
darin
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