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  2. CONFCLOUD-7794

Implement a feature that allows to continue numbering on numbered lists

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      Status Update 3 Feb 2022

      👋 Hi - I’m a Divya Sriram, a PM on the Confluence team. I recognize that it's been a while since you've heard from the team, so I'm here with the update we owe you.

      Solving continuous numbering on numbered lists is on our priority list. Currently, we are focused on critical work to improve table formatting and performance for Confluence Cloud pages - problems that are also affecting a very broad pool of users.

      We hope to start working on this soon and acknowledge that the delay on implementing this feature is frustrating for many of you. We will keep you updated on our progress.

      Thank you,

      Divya

      Currently, in the rich text editor, if one uses a number list and then uses, say, a bullet, and then continues with a number list, the numbering restarts. We would like to be able to continue the numbering when that happens.

       

      Summary

      When using numbered lists we, as a user, might need to insert complex text formatting between list numbers. Currently, this is only possible by using the SHIFT+ENTER method, which indents the text.

       

      Why is this important

      Numbered lists may require complex text formatting within each list number (technical documents for example) and using the SHIFT+ENTER option indents text and can break the visual parameters needed for the documentation.

      Also, having a feature that allows the user to simply determine that the numbered list count should start from where it left prior to this moment is easier than using SHIFT+ENTER with each line break.

       

      Workaround

      Use SHIFT+ENTER to create a new line without affecting the numbering.

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