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numbering (Numbering Definitions)

This element specifies the formatting, display, and functionality of numbering - Arabic numerals, Roman numerals, symbol characters ("bullets"), text strings, etc. - in WordprocessingML documents, which are used to label individual paragraphs of text.

[Example: The following two paragraphs each contain numbering as defined by WordprocessingML: the first uses an Arabic numeral, the second a symbol character:

10. This is a paragraph with numbering information.

This is also a paragraph with numbering information.

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Parent Elements

Root element of WordprocessingML Numbering Definitions part


Child Elements


abstractNum (Abstract Numbering Definition)


num (Numbering Definition Instance)


numIdMacAtCleanup (Last Reviewed Abstract Numbering Definition)


numPicBullet (Picture Numbering Symbol Definition)


The following XML Schema fragment defines the contents of this element:

<complexType name="CT_Numbering">


   <element name="numPicBullet" type="CT_NumPicBullet" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>

   <element name="abstractNum" type="CT_AbstractNum" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>

   <element name="num" type="CT_Num" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>

   <element name="numIdMacAtCleanup" type="CT_DecimalNumber" minOccurs="0"/>