March 9, 2022
Word numbering issue – subheading numbers have disappeared
I had a document in which 162 Header3 sub-headings had lost their numbers.
It appears they had somehow lost the multi-level numbering option.
1. Select one of the Header 3 subheading which DOES NOT show the correct numbering
2. While that remains selected, click on multilevel lists under “paragraph” in the ribbon. You’ll find that it is blanked out – i.e. it is not allocated to any header. Now select the appropriate multilevel header.
3. When you do so, a little lightning symbol will show up on the left. Click it.
4. There will be an option to “continue numbering”. Accept it.