Word 2010 – How to Auto Number Table Column

The following process describes how to create a table which will automatically number a column.

  1. Open Word 2010
  2. Open the ‘Insert’ ribbon
  3. Select ‘Table’ then the size of the table
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  5. Label each column
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  7. Click into the field where the numbering will start
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  9. On the ‘Home’ ribbon, click on the ‘Numbering’ button (or select an alternate numbering style)
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  11. Optional: Make any necessary changes to the numbered field (for example, adjust to the left, bold etc)
  12. The table will now automatically number the ‘Number’ field as the rows are increased
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