3 ways to add color to the numbers in a numbered list in Word

Coloring only the numbers in a numbered list can add a bit of fun or point out a serious item in your Microsoft Word doc.

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Numbered lists are easy to create in a Word document. Type the list, click the Numbering option in the Paragraph group on the Home tab and Word adds a consecutive number to each list item, starting with 1. There’s a lot you can do with that list though, and coloring the numbers separate from the text is one of the easiest. In this article, we’ll create a simple list and apply color to those numbers in three different ways.

SEE: 83 Excel tips every user should master (TechRepublic)

I’m using Microsoft 365 on a Windows 10 64-bit system, but you can use earlier versions. You can download the demonstration .docx and .doc files, but you can also quickly create your own list. This technique…

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