Multiple Kinds of Numbering

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In the container formats, many different items can have numbering, and Word tends to treat them as different things. There are three different kinds:

The "kinds" determine the behavior of the three types. It may be worth noting that in Word versions 6 and above, a bulleted list and a numbered list are actually the same thing: only the "number format" is different.

The following pages explain what the three kinds of numbering are, and the variations within each kind.

Field numbering
List numbering
Simple Lists
Outline numbering