If in Excel you only need a few operations and can quickly number numbers in a few seconds, the Word version does not have this functionality at all. So when I want to create ordinal numbers in Word what to do? It’s here how to number an ordinal in a word Simple, precise, fast for all versions. Guaranteed, you will be successful the first time you apply it.
How to Number Consecutively in a Column in Word
Unlike Excel, numbering in Word will require more operations. However, if you’re used to doing this, it won’t take you more than a minute. How to do this is detailed through the following steps:
Step 1: Open the Word file
You open the Word file, go to the section that needs to be numbered. Place the mouse cursor in the cell that needs to be numbered, then select Home from the toolbar.
Place the mouse pointer in the cell that needs to be numbered
Step 2: Select the dial card
Continue to click Numbering and then select Define New Numbering Format. The numbering is easy to find in the Word toolbar, or if it’s hidden, you can find it and make it stand out.
The second stage of numbering in the Word version
Step 3: Start numbering
As soon as step 2 is completed, a dialog box will appear with the information to be completed, including:
Number style: here means to choose the numbering function in consecutive order
Number Format: This dialog box is for deleting characters other than numbers, leaving the entered numbers intact.
Alignment: Select the alignment format between Cemter
Fill in the information in the dialog box
At this point you will enter the desired settings, for example choosing normal or Roman numbering…. After selection, click “Oke” to get the first serial number entered in the Word document at the location you want to use.
Results obtained after completing step 3
Step 4: Number the entire selected column
After doing the first numbering, you blacken the entire column that is to be numbered in the table. Then click “Home”, at this time a number of features will appear on the toolbar, click “Dialing”. At this time, the number of consecutive numbers will be entered in the selected column.
Click to highlight the entire column to be numbered, select “Home”
After selecting “Home”, move to the Dialing section
Note that when you choose Numbering, you must choose the correct format for the step above.
The final result when the numbering on the word page is completed
How to number sequentially in Word for 2 different columns?
If the list or the elements to be numbered are too long, in some cases you will have to number them consecutively in two different columns of the table. So how do you do it as quickly as possible? The steps include:
After doing sequential numbering for 1 column as above, now you want to sequentially number the 2nd column, continue to select the Home tab. Then highlight the entire second column to be numbered.
Fill in the second column, select the Home tab to start the numbering operation
Select the Numbering item in the toolbar panel. Note that you must choose the correct serial number format as in the previous column to create continuity for the second column.
Choose the correct ordinal number format
After finishing numbering in step 2, continue to left-click on the numbered position in the 2nd column. Then right-click and select Set Dial Value.
Select the Set Dial Value item
As soon as step 3 is completed, a dialog box will appear. Now all you need to do is click Start New List and then select Set Value To. Immediately after, you adjust the next number connected to the last number in column 1. Finally, click “Oke”.
Click Ok to finish dialing
Here are detailed instructions on how to number an ordinal in a word. You only need less than 2 minutes of operation to be able to number with the highest precision 1 column or 2 consecutive columns in a Word document.