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I work with a lot of records that have auto-numbered paragraphs, sometimes quite a few such paragraphs.

Details aside, I want to get rid of the auto-numbering in these records without in any way disturbing the original paragraph enumeration of the legacy record.

Is there a quick and simple way to do this? If so it is not evident to me.

Thanks for your kind attention.

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You could use a macro as simple as:
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Sub Demo()
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Paul's macro is exactly what you need. In case you are unfamiliar with macros:
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Note that if numbering was applied through paragraph styles (which is the recommended approach), you will also have to remove the numbering from the style definitions.
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Note that if numbering was applied through paragraph styles (which is the recommended approach), you will also have to remove the numbering from the style definitions.
Not so - at least, not unless you re-apply those Style definitions.
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The OP has already been using macros in multiple threads, which is why I didn't include such a link.
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Or if you press Ctrl+Q with the insertion point in one of those paragraphs to remove (other) paragraph-level formatting.

My point was that the numbering formatting is still accessible via the styles, unless you change the style definitions.
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