How to Remove Auto-Numbering in Word

Need to convert automated lists to manual ones? Or automatically numbered headings to manually numbered? Get the one-line macro in today’s How To column at Copyediting.com. Don’t worry, I tell you how to cut and paste to create the macro. It couldn’t be easier.

The two commands are:

ActiveDocument.range.ListFormat.ConvertNumbersToText

or

Selection.Range.ListFormat.ConvertNumbersToText

screencapture of VBE for editing macros in MS Word

Link to my columns on Copyediting.com

 

number dispenser

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