Line Numbers in MS-Word (Add or Remove)

Line Numbers in MS-Word : Start each line in a document by using the Line Numbers in the Margin for your further quick reference even when the content starts with Bulleted or Numbered List. The Line Numbers include, Continues Line Numbers, Restart Each Page, Restart Each Section, Suppress for current Paragraph.

To start the Line Numbers options, go to the Layout tab in the Word 2013 and later versions, or go to the Page Layout tab in MS-Word 2010 and earlier versions and it is presented in the Page Setup group. The Line Number options are discussed below:

Continues | Line Numbers in MS-Word:

To start each line in a document with a serial number for your reference, do the following.

  1. Enter the contents as much as you want, and then click on the “Line Numbers” and select the “Continues”.
  2. Or otherwise, click on the “Line Numbers” and “Select” the continues, and then start typing.
Line Numbers in MS-Word | Continues

Restart Each Page | Line Numbers in MS-Word:

To start each line in each page of a document with a serial number in the margin for your further reference, do the following.

  1. Enter the contents as much as you want, and then click on the Line Numbers and select the “Restart Each Page”.
  2. Or otherwise, click on the Line Numbers and select the “Restart Each Page”, and then start typing.
Line Numbers in MS-Word | Restart Each Page Continues

Restart Each Section | Line Numbers in MS-Word:

To Restart Each Section in a document with a serial number in the margin for your further reference, do the following.

Restart Each Section in line numbers
  • Enter the contents as many as you want. 
  • then click on the Line Numbers → Continues → select “Restart Each Section”.
  • After that, place the cursor at the beginning of the paragraph that you want to Restart the line number for the current paragraph.
  • Then go to the Layout tab in the Word 2013 and later versions, or go to the Page Layout tab in the Word 2010 and earlier versions. 
  • Afterwards, click one breaks and select the “Continues” under the “Section Breaks”.

Suppress for Current Paragraph:

To Remove Line Numbers for the Current Paragraph of a document in the margin, do the following.

Removing line numbers using Supress for Current Paragraph in Line Numbers in MS-Word
  1. After entering the content, select the Continues or Restart Each Page under the Line Numbers.
  2. Then place the cursor at the beginning of the paragraph that you want to remove the Line Numbers.
  3. Then click on the Line Numbers and select the “Suppress for Current Paragraph”.
Removing line numbers by using Suppress for Current Paragraph in Line Numbers in MS-Word

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