Unintended Spacing in Numbering

Occasional Contributor

Hi Guys, 

Anyone know why when coming into number 10 onwards, the spacing is bigger than from number 1 to 9 (See attachment)

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best response confirmed by aliffpadzi (Occasional Contributor)

Hello @aliffpadzi,

it is because of the tab stop. Double digit numbers take up more space and exceed the border for the tab stop, therefore it goes to the next mark.

There are more ways to fix this, depending on whether you use styles or not. If not, select all numbered lines and move the tab stop and the hanging indent to a new position. If you use styles, change the position of the tab stop and of the hanging indent directly in the style.

Mind you, you can delete the tab stop altogether, as the hanging indent acts as a tab stop itself.

Thank you will have a look that things!