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Get out of Word’s Numbered Lists

If you’re like me, you don’t really mind the automatic numbering and bulleting MS Word does with lists.

You know, when Word realizes you’re creating a list and it helps you along with the same continued formatting.

But, after working with many different people, I have found that some folks just don’t seem to know how to get out of the list. That is, they aren’t sure how to put an end to the numbering that takes place every time they hit the Enter key.

There are many ways, but the way I like the best (and doesn’t require my hands to leave the keyboard) is to use the Backspace key.

Yep, that’s right. One quick stab at the Backspace key removes the number and another will remove the tab indent that occurred when the numbering started.

Once you’ve got the numbering stopped, you’re free to use the Enter key as usual.

No more numbers. Well, that is, no more numbers until Word catches you making another list!