How can I continue a numbered list that broke?

I have tried the following codes:
%item value=3% - this should start the list with 3.
%item value=resume% - to tell the engine to pick up where it left off


# Step 1 text here
# Step 2 text here

# %item value=resume% this should be step 3
# this should be step 4

Can this be done in Confluence and how?

2 answers

Hi Sanet,

If I understand what you are doing correctly, if you use Shift+Enter to create your line breaks, (rather than just Enter), then your numbered list shouldn't be broken even though the required line break is still in place. Please check and let me know whether this works for you, or whether I have misunderstood what you are trying to do.

All the best,

Thank you John.
The example above might not be the best :-). We have different scenarios where the numbering sequence do get broken, for example, when we use an excerpt or an include and the numebring must follow logically. In those cases, I need to continue the numbering with a number of my choice.

Hi, I'm trying to do a similar thing. I want to continue the number of my steps after the previous content has been put inside a "section" and "column" macro. how can I do this?

Yes, we still need a solution, I have not received an answer for this yet. If we could use HTML then we could use <ol start="3"> to force the list to work from step 3 onwards, but you cannot do this in Confluence.

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