Monday, October 29, 2012

Trouble with aligning numbers in MS Word?

If you’ve used auto-numbers in MS Word you’ve noticed that numbers 1-9 look great when numbering lists, however the number “10” doesn’t align as you would expect.  The “1” aligns under the “9” instead of the “0” aligning under the “9”.  If this just doesn’t look right to you, change the alignment by doing the following In Word 2007 or 2010:

  1.  Click anywhere within the numbered data.
  2.  From the Home tab, Paragraph group, click the down-arrow next to the auto-numbering command.
  3. In the menu, select “Define new number format”.
  4. In the Alignment drop-down box, select “Right
  5. Click OK.

Now the numbers should display as shown below: