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Old 05-31-2011, 08:49 AM
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Hello ...

I have a doc that has 10 paras, each beginning with a number, as follows:

1 Para number one.
2 Para number two.
3 Para number three.
etc etc

I'd like to make these 10 paras into a numbered list but the fact they each begin with a number is giving me a problem. If I strip the leading numbers I can get a perfect numbered list (1-10) but this seems counter-productive, esp if I am dealing with much larger data.

Is there an easy method - which I am obviously missing - to convert the data (as is) smoothly into a numbered list?



your advice is much appreciated ...
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Hi laos,
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I'd like to make these 10 paras into a numbered list but the fact they each begin with a number is giving me a problem.
And what particular problem might that be? If it's because 10 gets sorted before 2, that's because you're getting a lexical sort. If you want numbers sorted correctly, they need to be padded with leading zeros.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:55 PM
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Thank you for your reply ... I may have even confused myself with how I described my "problem" ... Each of my paras already starts with a number ... and when I tried to apply a numbered list the result was not what I expected. However, I have determined the problem is actually related to the normal.dot that came with the doc ... once I "cleared" that up, the numbered list worked fine. Garbage in/Garbage out ... thanx again
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