MS Word for Mac lists (restart numbering)

Copper Contributor

I have a 300+-page document with hundreds of short three-level numbered lists. Is there a way to tell each list to restart numbering (without manually selecting "restart numbering" on each one)?

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Hi, I can find no way of achieving this I'm afraid, nor does this article suggest it is possible -




I found a way around this annoying lack of functionality, at least in Word for Mac:

  • create a numbered list in Google Docs or Libre Office
  • Cut and paste the list into MS Word
  • The little cut-and-paste menu will pop up; select "Keep text only"
  • Select the list and click the numbered-list icon. Your list will now start at 1.
  • Ta-daa!