Joined: Jul 05, 2005 Posts: 644 Location: North West England
Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:20 am Post subject: Wiki item on Numbering (as in Bullets and Numbering)
I recently needed to do a numbered list where I wanted to skip a number. After playing about with various options and looking at Help, I Googled and came up with this solution
Though it's somewhat painful, you can skip numbers entirely and start numbering where you want. What you have to do is hit enter after you last numbered item. Then you go to Format >Bullets and Numbering... and click on the "remove" bottom at the bottom of the dialog box that appears. This terminates your current numbered list. Then you go back to this dialog and create a new numbered list and start it at whatever number you want. This is done on the "options" tab, where it says "Start at".
This method is doable, but has some potential side effects. For example, if you add a point to one of multiple numbered lists, you would have to go back and readjust all the lists which follow it.
Would it be worth adding it to the wiki. If so where? It could have its own page and be linked (say) to Writer:Miscellaneous Tips. Advice, comments?
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