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7.3. Line Numbers

If you're a lawyer, Bible scholar, or aspiring Hollywood scriptwriter, you're already familiar with line numbering: tiny numbers in the left margin every five or 10 lines (see Figure 7-4). But even in everyday business, they're occasionally useful; you could email a press release to your boss and ask, "Let me know if I come on too strong in lines 5–8," for instance.

Figure 7-4. You can tell Word not to number specific paragraphs by highlighting them and then choosing Format Paragraph Line and Page Breaks tab. In the Line Numbers dialog box, turn on "Suppress line numbers." Here, for example, that option was turned on for the Heading styles, so that headings aren't numbered automatically.



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