If you are working in Google Docs, you have certainly used a numbering list a few times.
Numbering lists in Google Docs are really convenient for organizing text items, instructions, or tasks. You might have also noticed that when you start a new numbering list, it often continues from the previous one. This might be a problem if you need to have two separate numbering lists that start from the beginning.
Before you totally abandon the numbering list and just put the number manually, there’s an option in Google Docs that allows you to restart the numbering list. The option is stored a bit deeper in Google Docs settings so very few people know it.
But in this post, you’ll learn how to restart list numbering in Google Docs.
Although Docs automates many text editing tasks, such as list numbering, sometimes we don’t need the second list to continue where the first one left off.
If you want two separate lists instead of one continuous, here’s how to restart the numbering:
That’s it! Now you’ll see that you started a new numbering list.
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However, what if you are in the reverse situation where you have two separate numbered lists and you want to join them. In this case, you can continue the numbering list.
It's as simple as that! Now you have a single numbered list instead of two separate ones.
Apart from restarting and continuing a numbered list, you can also edit the style of the numbered list, switch to a bulleted list or checklist, or apply a color to the list.
If you have a multilevel numbered list, you can choose a different style of items and sub-items.
Numbers are not the only options. You can switch from a numbered list to a bulleted list or checklist.
If you want to make your numbered list stand out, you can also apply color to it. Additionally, you can change the color for all numbers in the list or only certain ones.
To apply color to all numbers:
To apply color to a certain number: