By default, when you type 1. into the Word document, it will be recognized as numbering list, so when you press Enter key, a number list 2. will be inserted automatically. Sometimes, this may be annoying for your daily work, how could you stop this auto numbering feature in Word?
Stop Auto Numbering Or Bulleting Feature In Word Document With Word Options Function
For stopping this auto numbering or bulleting feature, you can go to the Word Options to change some settings, please do as this:
1. Click File > Options to go the Word Options dialog box, in the Word Options dialog, click Proofing in the left pane, and then click AutoCorrect Options button, see screenshot:
2. In the AutoCorrect dialog box, under the AutoFormat As You Type tab, uncheck the Automatic bulleted lists and Automatic numbered lists options, see screenshot:
3. And then click OK > OK to close the dialogs, now, the auto numbering list and bulleting list have been turned off.