RE: turning off automatic numbering in Word 2010

Subject: RE: turning off automatic numbering in Word 2010
From: "Weissman, Jessica" <WeissmanJ -at- abacustech -dot- com>
To: Becca <becca -at- di -dot- org>, tech2wr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 17:21:59 -0400

You're using Word 2011, right?

Go to Preferences, then select Autocorrect. Under Autoformat as You Type uncheck Automatic Numbered Lists.

Lots of the things that make Word act unpredictably (to you, not to it) are in the various Preferences. Uncheck Define Styles Based On Your Formatting, too, while you're at it.

If you're in Word 2003 this stuff is under Tools...Options. It's under the Office button in Word 2007, I believe. I can't remember where it is in 2010.

Many, many Word problems can be avoided by throttling its autoformatting stuff and by looking at the other options or preferences and setting them to reflect YOUR preferences rather than the Microsoft defaults.

- Jessica
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