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    Line numbering on the right

    Hi

    I'm using Windows 7 and Word 2007. Line nubering is on the left hand side by default, does anyone know how to change the alignment to be on the right.

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    No way that I know. If your line spacing is uniform, you could put numbers in a borderless textbox in the header or footer.
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    An alternative is to put everything into a table with borders and gridlines hidden. Text in the left column, numbers in the right column.

    It might be possible to fiddle up something where you use right-aligned tabs after each line and put the line numbers after the tab. The table solution would be more reliable.

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    The header/footer method was how Word used to do line numbering. It works so long as there is uniform line spacing. If you want to use Word as a word processor rather than as a typewriter you want your text to automatically wrap.
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    Yes, of course text should wrap underly nearly all circumstances.

    I assumed, in retrospect without basis, that the poster was talking about poetry, where it makes sense to separate lines rather than wrap. If a long line wraps within its table cell, that would be okay for poetry.

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    And I was assuming legal documents
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