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    Automatically increase number (Word 2000)

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    In word 2000 i would like to enter a number and then hit enter and automatically get the next proceeding number and so on and so on. Such as if I type in 1200 and hit enter I would like to see 1201 on the next line. Please reply
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    Re: Automatically increase number (Word 2000)

    You might be able to create a macro to increase the number, and assign it to the Enter key using the method described by <!profile=Klaus Linke>Klaus Linke<!/profile> in <post#=114359>post 114359</post#>, but I have misgivings about it.

    Why not create a series of numbers in Excel? It's easy there, using Edit | Fill | Series or Edit | Fill | Down. Then copy, and paste special as unformatted text into Word.

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    Re: Automatically increase number (Word 2000)

    You know you might be right about Excel. I keep forgetting about it's many uses.
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    Re: Automatically increase number (Word 2000)

    If you want to use Word's built in list definitions, you can simply select the numbering icon from the formatting toolbar and then customize the numbering (Format, Bullets and Numbering, Customize) to "start at" 1200 (in this instance). All subsequent paragraphs will use that sequence. You could also follow the same course but assign the numbering to a style.

    I usually use SEQ fields for sequential numbering but starting at 1. (For Q&A lists) Microsoft has an article about using the SEQ field using a SET field as a bookmark to define the starting number. May want to check that out too (I'm on word 2003, so can't test it in your "real world" http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...p;Product=wrd20

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