Numbering class

Office 2013 and later

Numbering Definitions. The root element of NumberingDefinitionsPart. When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is w:numbering.

Namespace:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing
Assembly:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml (in DocumentFormat.OpenXml.dll)

public class Numbering : OpenXmlPartRootElement

[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition]

numbering (Numbering Definitions)

This element specifies the formatting, display, and functionality of numbering - Arabic numerals, Roman numerals, symbol characters ("bullets"), text strings, etc. - in WordprocessingML documents, which are used to label individual paragraphs of text.

[Example: The following two paragraphs each contain numbering as defined by WordprocessingML: the first uses an Arabic numeral, the second a symbol character:

This is a paragraph with numbering information.

  • This is also a paragraph with numbering information.

end example]

Parent Elements

Root element of WordprocessingML Numbering Definitions part

Child Elements


abstractNum (Abstract Numbering Definition)


num (Numbering Definition Instance)


numIdMacAtCleanup (Last Reviewed Abstract Numbering Definition)


numPicBullet (Picture Numbering Symbol Definition)


[Note: The W3C XML Schema definition of this element’s content model (CT_Numbering) is located in §A.1. end note]

© ISO/IEC29500: 2008.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.