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9/2/2014 at 4:59:05 PM GMT
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Help with Exhibits

Let Microsoft Word Number Your Exhibits

After spending hours drafting a brief or other document, it’s often a chore to go back through the document to make sure that your exhibit numbers/letters match and that none is duplicated. Microsoft Word can actually help you eliminate this task from your list of things to do by automatically updating exhibit numbers/letters as you work on a document.

By following these easy steps, you can save time and effort you might otherwise spend on numbering or renumbering your exhibits:

  1. Go to the “References” tab in Word and select “Insert Caption.”
  2. Select “Exhibit” from the options under “Label.” If Exhibit isn’t an option, you can create a new label with the “New Label” button.
  3. Click “Numbering” to designate what type of numbering you want (i.e., A, B, C or 1, 2, 3).
  4. Every time you want to insert a new exhibit, click the “Insert Caption” button, and it will automatically number the exhibit based on where you are in the document and update all of the other exhibit numbers.
  5. If you have issues with the font style, type Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S, which will take you to the “Styles” menu. Click the drop down arrow beside “Caption” and select “Modify,” and then you can change to the font of your choosing.


Posi Oshinowo is an attorney in the litigation department of LeClairRyan in Richmond, where he focuses primarily on the defense of employers in claims alleging breach of contract and wrongful termination as well as claims of age, race, gender and disability discrimination in state and federal courts. Posi also advises employers, families, professionals, athletes and entertainers regarding U.S. immigration matters as well as French and Canadian employment-based immigration matters.


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