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Word 2016 - Split Numbered List to Restart from 1

Posted on 2016-07-18
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Word 2016/Win10

Hi,

I have a numbered list from 1 to 10. After creating it, i realized it needs to be two lists e.g.
1 to 2
and
1 to 8.

How can I restart the list at #3 so that the items currently numbered 3 to 10 are now numbered 1 to 8? I need to preserve all sublevels of the list as well.

Thanks,
Steve
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by:als315
ID: 41718159
Select lines starting from with number 3, press right mouse button:
1Select Restart at 1
result:
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by:Stephen Kairys
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OK, I tried it; however, Restart at 1 is grayed out.
 
 Restart at 1 grayed out
Could it be b/c my list contains multiple levels?

Thanks!
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by:Stephen Kairys
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OK, I just tried again. And, it SEEMS that if I selected ONLY the first line, it worked. Need to confirm later...rushing out to client meeting.

Does the above make sense? :)

Thanks.
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by:als315
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Can you upload sample of your file? May be problem is in multi level numbering
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by:Stephen Kairys
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als315,
Thank you for your offer. Here's a test document that demonstrates the problem. I created it in Word 2016 (Win10). Please try with per item 3.

I'm thinking that the solution may simply to highlight the single item where you want to restart the numbering. Perhaps, that was Microsoft's intent. Intuitively, it would make sense, since, when you think about it, a "restart point" is really only one item, not a series of items....

Thanks.
Restart-Numbered-List.docx
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by:als315
ID: 41722160
I was able to renumber if only one line is selected:
sample
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by:Stephen Kairys
ID: 41722874
Excellent.

In that case, can I please ask a favor?

Re-post your original solution. Indicate in your post that you select only that one line. That way, I can give you full credit for your answer without referring to multiple posts. :)

Thanks!
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by:als315
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It is not possible to edit comment, which is followed by other one. You can accept one comment 41722160 as an answer or 41722160 as an answer and 41718159 as assisted
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by:Stephen Kairys
ID: 41724498
How about if you re-post the first comment with the correction I suggested? In that case, I'd accept only that new comment. I think that would be clearest to anyone reading your solution. Thank you.
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Final recomendations:
You can use "Restart at 1" option. Select row to be started from 1 and click right mouse button:
Select rowSelect option "Restart at 1". Result:
result
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by:Stephen Kairys
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Excellent! Thank you for your patient help!
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