<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.

  1. This is a paragraph with numbering information.

  • This is also a paragraph with numbering information.

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"/>