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Fix numbers that deviate from your numbered list format

If one of your list numbers appears in a different format from the rest, the problem isn't the number format -- it's paragraph formatting. Here's how you can eliminate the formatting to make the number match the others.

You've just typed a numbered list and notice that one number is formatted differently from the rest. For example, 2 is formatted as bold text, while the rest are not.

You try deleting the numbers and applying them again. Still, the number 2 is bold. In this case, it's not the numbering format, but the paragraph format that's causing the problem.

To correct this, click on the Show/Hide button in the Standard Toolbar. (In Word 2007, click on the Show/Hide button in the Paragraph group of the Home tab.)

To correct the format:

  1. Select the paragraph mark for the second numbered paragraph.
  2. Click the Bold button.
  3. Turn off the Show/Hide button.

All numbers now have the same format, as shown below.


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