Numbered List in Word Processing Document

Numbered List in Microsoft Word Document

Creating a Numbered List

Practising the following steps you can create Numbered List Template in MS Word 2013.

  1. In your document, write a sentence like “We provide support for the following clients:".
  2. Start numbered list.
  3. Save the template.

Reporting Requirement

As a report developer, you are required to represent the following key requirements:

  • Report must show the client names in a numbered list.
  • Report must be generated in the Word Processing Document.

Adding Syntax to be evaluated by GroupDocs.Assembly Engine

We provide support for the following clients:
1.	<<foreach [in getClients()]>><<[getName()]>>
<</foreach>>

Download Numbered List Template

Please download the sample Numbered List document we created in this article:

Generating The Report

ODT Template and Report in Apache OpenOffice

In order to check compatibility of ODT between Microsoft Office 2010 and Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2, we performed below tests:

  • We opened the ODT template created through Microsoft Office 2010 in Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2. The template opened successfully in Apache OpenOffice without any issues or formatting losses.
  • We opened the ODT report generated through GroupDocs.Assembly in Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2. The report opened successfully in Apache OpenOffice without any issues or formatting losses.

Restart Numbering in Nested Numbered List 

The GroupDocs.Assembly engine allows restart list numbering within your documents dynamically using «restartNum» tags. In particular, this feature is useful when working with a nested numbered list within a data band.

Assume that we are picking Order and Service classes as defined in the following Custom Objects of our business use case.

Given that orders is an enumeration of Order instances, you could try to use the following template to output information on several orders in one document.

<<foreach [in getContracts()]>><<[getClient().getName()]>> (Manager: <<[getManager().getName()]>>)
1.  <<foreach [service in getServices()]>><<[service.getName()]>>
<</foreach>><</foreach>>

The generated report will look as follows:

A Company (Manager: John Smith) 1. Regular Cleaning 2. Oven Cleaning B Ltd. (Manager: John Smith) 3. Regular Cleaning 4. Oven Cleaning C & D (Manager: John Smith) 5. Regular Cleaning 6. Oven Cleaning E Corp. (Manager: Tony Anderson) 7. Regular Cleaning 8. Oven Cleaning 9. Carpet Cleaning F & Partners (Manager: Tony Anderson) 10. Regular Cleaning 11. Oven Cleaning 12. Carpet Cleaning

However, there would be a single numbered list across all orders, which is not applicable for this scenario. Hence, you can make the list numbering to restart for every order by putting a «restartNum» tag into your template before a corresponding «foreach» tag as follows:

<<foreach [in getContracts()]>><<[getClient().getName()]>> (Manager: <<[getManager().getName()]>>)
1.  <<restartNum>><<foreach [service in getServices()]>><<[service.getName()]>>
<</foreach>><</foreach>>

 Then, the generated report will look as follows:

A Company (Manager: John Smith) 1. Regular Cleaning 2. Oven Cleaning B Ltd. (Manager: John Smith) 1. Regular Cleaning 2. Oven Cleaning C & D (Manager: John Smith) 1. Regular Cleaning 2. Oven Cleaning E Corp. (Manager: Tony Anderson) 1. Regular Cleaning 2. Oven Cleaning 3. Carpet Cleaning F & Partners (Manager: Tony Anderson) 1. Regular Cleaning 2. Oven Cleaning 3. Carpet Cleaning

Download Numbered List Template

Please download the sample Numbered List template we created in this article: