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How to convert multiple numbering or bullet lists to plain text in Word

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2013-07-18

If you need to convert multiple automatic numbering or bullet lists to text, you can quickly get it done by the following methods.

Convert numbering or bullet list to text manually

Convert numbering or bullet list to text with VBA

Convert numbering or bullet list to text with Kutools for Word

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1. Select the list you want to convert.

2 Press Ctrl+C or right-click to select Copy to copy the list to the clipboard.

3. Place the cursor on a blank location where you want to paste the list on and then right-click to select from the  Paste Options. After clicking  button, the list is pasted as text only. You can see the result as shown in below screenshots:


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Using VBA code is also a simple way to convert numbering or bullet list to text in Word. You can quickly get it done as follows:

1: Press Alt+F11 to open Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window;

2: Click Module from Insert tab, copy and paste the following code into the Module window;

3: Click Run doc-convert-list-to-text-5 button to run the VBA

VBA code about converting list to text as follow:

Sub ConvertListToText()
ActiveDocument.ConvertNumbersToText
End Sub


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For those people who lack of computer knowledge, running VBA code may be difficult for them. But with Kutools for Word's List to Text utility, you can easily handle this.

Kutools for Word, a handy add-in, includes groups of tools to ease your work and enhance your ability of processing word document. Free Trial for 45 days! Get It Now!

Step 1. Click Kutools > List to Text, see screenshot:

Step 2. After clicking List to Text, a List to Text dialog will display to remind you the conversion of the list. Click Yes to start converting. See screenshot:

You will see all list have been converted to text as shown in the below screenshots:

Note: If you just want to convert a part of the list, please select it and apply the List to Text utility, then the selected part of the list will be converted to text.

Click here to get more detailed information about List to Text utility of Kutools for Word.


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Hi thanks for the help, could I know if I use VBA, does it trans all table numbers to text? I would like to know the way to convert all "่‡ชๅ‹•็”ข็”Ÿ็š„้ …็›ฎ็ฌฆ่™Ÿ" in all tables in the word file.
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