Q. I have a numbered list in a table format, and I want to continue that numbered list outside of the table; is there an easy way to do this?
A. In Microsoft Word, you can connect a subsequent numbered list to a previous numbered list by selecting and right-clicking the second list and, from the resulting pop-up menu, selecting the Continue Numbering option, as suggested in the image below.
This option will connect your numbered lists, even if one of the lists is contained within a table and the other is not. Thereafter, adding or subtracting bullet items anywhere in your list will automatically renumber the remainder of the list.
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