How To Make The IBM Notes Number List Style Work

I strive to keep things simple and organized, especially in emails and written procedures (and procedures written in email).  Up until today, I struggled with using what should be a very simple text organization tool in IBM Notes, the Number List style.

Text > List > Number

My frustration is that it doesn’t work similarly to other popular number listing solutions. In IBM Note’s case, if you have a hard return, it goes to the next number. If you skip a line, it numbers that skipped line. If you turn off numbering for that skipped line, the next line starts at 1 again.

Today I quite accidentally solved the riddle.

Use <Shift> <Enter> at the end of the line to allow the next line to remain part of the previous numbered line (with proper indention).

Numbering that flows correctly!