Automatic paragraph numbering

Lise Trottier
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Does anyone know how I can change the dots into automatic paragraph numbering.  I use macros in this document for Q. and A. indented to that position.  I would like paragraph numbering to be entered at each "Q." at the 1" margin where the dots are.  See file attached for example.  I use Word 2013.  Do I have to enter automatic page numbering when creating my macros?  No clue.

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Top Expert 2012
Commented:
The question is a little confusing.

What dots?

Paragraph numbering is done by clicking on one of the Numbering buttons in the Paragraph group on the Home tab.

Page numbering is separate from paragraph numbering and is done via the Page number button in the Header & Footer group on the Insert tab.

Recorded macros are intended to copy what the user does while recording. They do not produce the best code. For instance they don't know why you did a particular action. You would need an 'If' statement for that.
Top Expert 2011
Commented:
So you want something like
Q1 question1 text
A1 answer1 text

Q2 question2 text
A2  answer2 text

No example posted

you can do this with the following macro
Sub replaceteext()
counter = 0
For Each par In ActiveDocument.Paragraphs
For Each myStoryRange In ActiveDocument.StoryRanges
    counter = counter + 1
    With myStoryRange.Find
        .Text = "Q."
        .Replacement.Text = "Q" & counter
        .Wrap = wdFindContinue
        .ClearFormatting
        .Replacement.ClearFormatting
        .Replacement.Highlight = False
        .Execute Replace:=wdReplaceOne
    End With
Next myStoryRange
Next par

counter = 0
For Each par In ActiveDocument.Paragraphs
For Each myStoryRange In ActiveDocument.StoryRanges
    counter = counter + 1
    With myStoryRange.Find
        .Text = "A."
        .Replacement.Text = "A" & counter
        .Wrap = wdFindContinue
        .ClearFormatting
        .Replacement.ClearFormatting
        .Replacement.Highlight = False
        .Execute Replace:=wdReplaceOne
    End With
Next myStoryRange
Next par
End Sub

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better to adjust your initial macro to do this, if you post us the example
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