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    Automatic Paragraph Numbering (Word 2000)

    Can automatic paragraph numbering be converted to plain text numbering? That is, I would like to remove the automatic numbering but leave plain numbering in its place.
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    Re: Automatic Paragraph Numbering (Word 2000)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>Edited by Phil Rabichow on 15-Feb-02 11:34.</P>Hi Erica:
    Press F12 & save as rich text format.
    Then open the document in Wordpad.

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    Re: Automatic Paragraph Numbering (Word 2000)

    The automatically numbered paragraphs are all within a table - I tried your suggestion but when I opened the document in Word Pad, the formatting was a mess. Maybe if I export to a different program (Excel?) and then back again?

    Thanks Phil

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    Re: Automatic Paragraph Numbering (Word 2000)

    Hi Erica:
    Rich text will keep much of the formatting. Did you save it as .rtf first in Word? If so, & then you open in Wordpad, the numbers will be text when you reopen in Word.

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    Re: Automatic Paragraph Numbering (Word 2000)-MULTI-Re: Au

    Yes but you need to run a macro to do it. Don't worry its not too long
    <pre>Sub NumberingAutoToHardcoded()
    'converts autonumbers to hard coded
    ActiveDocument.ConvertNumbersToText (wdNumberAllNumbers)
    End Sub</pre>

    The formatting stays the same too.
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    Re: Automatic Paragraph Numbering (Word 2000)-MULTI-Re: Au

    Ahhh, Sahib, you do not need a macro.

    Select the numbered text and Edit>Paste Special, Unformatted text.

    Should do the trick...
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    Re: Automatic Paragraph Numbering (Word 2000)-MULTI-Re: Au

    O Contraire, Memsahib - I still think its best to keep the formatting.

    It is no simple task to reformat a big document - especially when the there are tables and graphics that have been destroyed by the Unformatted Text paste. The one line macro keeps all content looking exactly as it did. The only thing is now the styles don't have automatic numbering and the numbers are selectable and can't change - This is great for exporting to other software such as page layout programs.
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    Re: Automatic Paragraph Numbering (Word 2000)-MULTI-Re: Au

    Oh Alta Sahib!

    I tip the turban to you and your superior solution.
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    Re: Automatic Paragraph Numbering (Word 2000)-MULTI-Re: Au

    Yeah, but Andrew's macro is cool. I use the same bit of code (made available to users as a button on a numbering suite menu I developed) and it does the whole document.

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    Re: Automatic Paragraph Numbering (Word 2000)-MULTI-Re: Au

    I conceded only seconds before your post posted.
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    Re: Automatic Paragraph Numbering (Word 2000)-MULTI-Re: Au

    Don't give in so easily Kevin. You've definately got the goods on me in the Indianisms... My solution probably came from this forum long ago anyway. Plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery (and I didn't think that one up either).

    and Paste Special comes in mighty handy for the quick and dirty conversion of numbered text. It's just a horses for courses issue.
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