Word 2013 – How to Number Every Single Line and How to Send Emails From Within Word


Here are two ways to help you get more out of Word 2013.

Numbering each line

If you write detailed instruction manuals or legal documents where you need to repeatedly make references to very specific things written elsewhere in the document, it can be convenient to have a number for every single line. Merely starting a numbered list with the tools in the Paragraph section of the Home tab may not cut it. With the regular numbered list tool, you don’t get to add new paragraphs or headings. You need another tool that lets you simply write as you usually do, but with a number on the left margin next to each line.

To start line numbering in Word 2013, you need to head to the Page Layout tab on the Ribbon and look for the Page Setup section. When you click on the arrow next to the Line Numbers option on this section, you get a drop-down menu with a number of items. When you click on Line Numbering Options in the drop-down menu, you get a Page Setup dialog box. You need to click on the Layout tab and then on Line Numbers . At this point, you get another dialog box called Line Numbers . You need to check the Add line numbering box, put in a number in the Start at field to specify where you want your line numbering to start and type a number in the Count by field to specify the numbering interval you want. Right away, you should see your lines begin to be numbered.

Writing and sending your emails right out of Word 2013

If you like using the Word environment too much to want to switch to an email client to send your emails from, Word 2013 has a hidden feature to help. You can send email directly from within Word. To make this feature accessible, you need to add it to the Quick Access toolbar.

To begin, you need to right-click anywhere on the Ribbon and select Customize Quick Access Toolbar . When the dialog box opens, you should click on the Choose commands from: drop-down menu and select the Commands Not in the Ribbon option. Right away, you’ll get a list of options to choose from. You need to scroll down until you see Send to Mail Recipient and click on the Add button next to the list. When you click OK , you’ll see a new Send to Mail Recipient button on your Quick Access toolbar on the top left of your Word window.

The next time you need to send an email, you just need to open Word and click on the Send to Mail Recipient button. You’ll see an email address field in your email document then. To make sure that the recipient knows where this email comes from, you need to go to the Options button right above the email address field, click on From and enter your own email address. When you’re done writing the email, you simply need to click on Send a Copy . The only downside to writing emails this way is that you don’t get a copy in your Sent Mail folder. The best that you can do is to send yourself a copy with the Bcc option.