How to autonumber table’s columns or rows in word?

AutoNumber can also be expended to tables in Word. If you have inserted AutoNumber in to a table’s columns or rows, you don’t need to adjust numbering when you inserting or deleting row or column from the table. The AutoNumber will update automatically. This article will show you how to apply AutoNumber in a table’s columns or rows. For better understanding, I will show you the way to insert AutoNumber in the first left column for the table below.

Kutools for Word: Add 100 New Advanced Features to Word 2003/2007/2010/2013.
Office Tab: Enable Tabbed Editing and Browsing in Office, Just Like Chrome, Firefox, IE 8/9/10.
Classic Menu for Office: Bring Old Look of Office 2003 Back to Office 2007, 2010 and 2013.

Hot
Amazing! Using Tabs in Word like Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explore 10!

Learn moreFree download

Step 1. Highlighting the first column, and then click Home tab > Auto number. See screenshot:


Step 2. Select the format you like from Numbering Library, or define a new format you like in Define New Number Format. See screenshot:

Step 3. It will insert Autonumber to the position the cursor in, see screenshot:

Step 4. Now delete the second row, it will reorder the number in first column, see screenshot:

Note : you also can use this method to autonumber a row, the only difference is that you should highlight the row firstly.


arrow blue right bubble Kutools for Word

More than 100 Advanced Functions for Word 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013

shot-kutools-700-225-kte

More Features  |  Free Download  |  Only $19.00 for hundreds of functions