Is there a way to continue a numbered list or specify a number from which to start?

Efleda Brophy March 26, 2024

Once I add a note/info/alert/warning box, there's no way to continue  the numbered list above it, or to start another numbered list after it by specifying a different initial number (it always starts at 1).

Ex: Current functionality

1. lkjlkj

2. ljlj

Info box here.

1. lkjlk;kj (ideally, I can re-start numbering beginning with 3, but I cannot specify the initial number; instead, it starts at 1.)

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Barbara Szczesniak
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March 27, 2024

@Efleda Brophy There was an article posted (in July 2023 when they closed CONFCLOUD-7794, I believe) that I can't find for the life of me that explained the method Atlassian implemented to do this. 

Anyway, say you have paragraphs 1, 2, and 3, then you insert an image, a note panel, indented paragraph, etc., and then you want to restart your numbered list with 4.

I believe these are the steps (though I'd feel better if I could link you to the page):

  1. In the next blank paragraph, click the numbered list button to get a numbered paragraph with 1.
  2. Press Backspace to remove the number.
  3. Type 4. and press Space. This restarts your list with 4 (use whatever number you need).
  4. Repeat these steps everywhere you need to continue your list numbering (using the appropriate numbering style for the list level).
Efleda Brophy March 27, 2024

Thanks, Barbara! I just tried it, and it's a workaround which serves our purpose. Thank you for sharing!

I need to remember to make sure and check the numbering with every edit because when I deleted one of the numbered line items and re-published the doc, I noticed the list did not re-number automatically. I need to share this with authors who might edit their own documents.

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Kristian Klima
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March 26, 2024

Hello @Efleda Brophy 

Try using a corresponding emoticon.

  1. Lorem
  2. Ipsum
    INFO/WARNING emoticon 
  3. Dolor sit...

example: https://docs.emplifi.io/platform/latest/home/librarian#Librarian-Getmoreinformation

Efleda Brophy March 27, 2024

Thanks, Kristian... something to consider

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Dan Breyen
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March 26, 2024

Hi @Efleda Brophy I found this Atlassian issue in their Jira site.  To me, it sounds exactly the same as the issue you are having.

If you agree, please feel free to vote for and watch it for future updates.

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Kristian Klima
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March 26, 2024

Hie @Efleda Brophy 

Instead of a box, use a corresponding emoticon. It does the job without being obtrusive.

  1. Lorem

  2. Ipsum
    (warning) dolor

  3. Sit amet.

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Kristian Klima
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March 26, 2024

Hello @Efleda Brophy 

as I explained in my answer to your other question it's not possible. 

This works for me.

  1. Step one
  2. Step two
    (warning) Lorem ipsum dolor site amet!
  3. Step three.

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