Google Docs: Numbering in a List

This tutorial is for those who are having issues with a numbered list that is copied and pasted.  If you have ever tried to accomplish this in Google Docs, you will have undoubtedly come across the issue where the copied and pasted portion continues with the numbering right where you left off.  An example of what I am talking about is below.  The left picture is what is happening and the right picture is what you want.  This can be confusing to your students.

Google Docs Numbered List Copied       Google List Issue

 

To solve this issue, all you need to do is right click on the second bulleted list, right between number 5 and the first word in your sentences and then select the "Restart Numbering..." option.

Google Docs List Issue resolved

When you do, you will get a popup dialogue box that allows you to tell Google Docs what number you would prefer to start the second list with.

That is all there is to it.