Microsoft Word – Skipping number when working with numbered lists

When working with numbered lists in Microsoft Word, you sometimes want to have two paragraphs within the one number, especially if you are typing up meeting minutes.

  1. Paragraph 1
    1. Section 1 – This section is made up of two paragraphs. This is the first one.
    2. This is the second one and I want it to be part of A.
    3. Section 2.

To make B. part of A. and renumber C. as B., position your cursor to the left of the first word in B. and press the Backspace key.

  1. Paragraph 1
    1. Section 1 – This section is made up of two paragraphs. This is the first one.

      This is the second one and I want it to be part of A.

    2. Section 2.

The paragraph then becomes part of the previous number and the subsequent paragraphs are renumbered.

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