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I have a document with several headings and subheadings that shall be numbered. The numbering style is supposed to be as follows:

1.  Heading

[paragraph] 

    1.1  Subheading

[paragraph]

2.  Heading

[paragraph]

However, since I added the numbering option afterwards, google docs does not recognise my headings as being part of one and the same list, but starts the numbering a new for every (sub)heading:

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Now, I do know how to change the number of a specific item in a numbered list in order to match its place:

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However, what I do not know is, how I can change it for my subheading:

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when I try it the same way I did with the second heading, it will not recognise my input as being a valid one:

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How can I either make docs recognise all my headings as being part of the same list, or restart the numbering for an item on a "lower hierarchy level"?

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First, from the "Numbered list" drop-down menu, choose the right format for you, numbers/letters etc.

The number 1 was printed before the text, use the "tab" key from your keyboard to push the next line to be 1.1 instead of 2, the next Enter key will print 1.2

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One way of making it work is:

  1. Make numbering of Headings as you explained
  2. Place cursor in front of your to_be_subheading, use the "tab" key to make a correct indent and then number it as you need same as you did with heading (restart numbering to 2 instead of default number 1 if it is a subheading of heading 2, etc.)
  3. last step is giving suffix to your subheading. You do that this way, mark the current number of your to_be_subheading then go to Format->Bullets and numbering->List options->Edit prefix and suffix. Choose no prefix, and place wanted suffix in the suffix input field. You should see the correct heading number before the suffix field.

There you go! :) I hope I have helped.

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