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DocumentBase.CountNumberedItems Method

Returns the number of bulleted or numbered items and LISTNUM fields in the document.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.v4.0.Utilities (in Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.v4.0.Utilities.dll)

public int CountNumberedItems(
	ref Object numberType,
	ref Object level


Type: System.Object

The type of numbers to be counted. Can be one of the following WdNumberType values: wdNumberParagraph, wdNumberListNum, or wdNumberAllNumbers. The default value is wdNumberAllNumbers.

Type: System.Object

A number that corresponds to the numbering level you want to count. The default is that all levels are counted.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The number of bulleted or numbered items and LISTNUM fields in the document.

Bulleted items are counted when either wdNumberParagraph or wdNumberAllNumbers (the default) is specified for NumberType.

There are two types of numbers: preset numbers (wdNumberParagraph), which you can add to paragraphs by selecting a template in the Bullets and Numbering dialog box; and LISTNUM fields (wdNumberListNum), which enable you to add more than one number per paragraph.

Optional Parameters

For information on optional parameters, see Optional Parameters in Office Solutions.

The following code example uses the CountNumberedItems method to display the quantity of all numbered items in the document. To use this example, run it from the ThisDocument class in a document-level project.

private void DocumentCountNumberedItems()
    object numberType = Word.WdNumberType.wdNumberAllNumbers;

    int numCount = this.CountNumberedItems(ref numberType, ref missing);
    MessageBox.Show("Numbered items in this document: " + 

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