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Adding and Controlling Line Numbers
Adding and Controlling Line Numbers
If you’re working on a document that requires line numbering, such as a legal document or
an article you want to submit to a professional journal, line numbers can serve as useful
references. Line numbers are placed in the margin next to each line in a document. They allow
readers to refer easily to specific lines in a document.
To add line numbers, you can select an option from Line Numbers on the Page Layout tab
or choose settings from the Line Numbers dialog box, which can be accessed from the
Layout tab in the Page Setup dialog box. Figure 5-11 shows both the Line Number options and
the Line Numbers dialog box. By using these tools, you can choose whether to number an
entire document continuously, restart numbering on each page, restart numbering in each
section, or stop numbering for specific paragraphs. In addition, you can use the Page Setup
dialog box to apply numbering to selected parts of a document in the same way that you
control margins and other page setup options.
Figure 5-11 The Line Numbers dialog box is how you add and control line numbering for a
section, selected text, or the entire document.
To use the Line Numbers on the Page Layout tab to control line numbering, follow these
steps:
1. Position your cursor in the document or section in which you want to add line
numbers.
2. On the Page Layout tab, click the Line Numbers button and choose an option.
To use the Line Numbers dialog box (accessible from the Layout tab in the Page Layout
dialog box) to control line numbering, follow these steps:
1. Click anywhere in a document (or in a section) you want to number that you want to
number.
2. On the Page Layout tab, click Line Numbers and choose Line Numbering Options, or
on the Page Layout tab, click the Page Setup dialog launcher.
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