The Topic Numbering command can be used in Map View or Outline View to add a numbering scheme to the subtopics of the selected topic. If no topic is selected the numbering is applied to the whole map.
Select a topic (if desired). Numbering can only be applied to topics with subtopics.
Do one of the following on the Format tab, in the Layout group:
Click the Numbering arrow and choose the type of numbering to use.
Click Numbering to number the map with the current options.
Numbering is added at the start of the topic text for all subtopics up to the specified depth. If you add, remove, or reorganize topics your map will be automatically renumbered. If you switch to Outline View, the same numbering scheme will be used for your outline.
Once numbers are added they cannot be directly edited. (You can still edit the rest of the topic text.) If you want to delete the numbers you must use the Remove Numbering command to delete the numbering.
You can apply different types of numbering to different sections of your map.
You can change, expand or reduce the numbering scheme at any time by repeating the initial numbering steps. If you add numbering for a topic (or the entire map) that already contains numbered subtopics, the new numbering scheme will override the old and the subtopics will be renumbered.
Select the root topic for the numbering.
If you numbered the whole map or outline at once you do not need to select a root topic.
If you numbered a portion of your map or outline, and you want to remove this portion's numbers, you must select the root (source) topic of the numbered section.
If you numbered the whole map or outline first, and then re-numbered several sections separately you can remove all the numbering by selecting the Central Topic.
On the Format tab, in the Layout group, click the Numbering arrow, then click Remove Numbering.
Notes on Exporting numbered maps ▼
When you Print the map or outline.
When you copy the topics to a new map.
You can choose your own numbering scheme that is independent from the map numbering during Word Export.
When you export your map or topics to PowerPoint. Any map images used in your PowerPoint slides will still show the map numbering, but the slide content will not.
When you save your map as an outline (using the Save As command) in either plain text or html format. Numbering is replaced by automatic numbering (1, 1.1, 1.11 etc...)
When you save your map as web pages: The text is not numbered (or numbered independently if you use one of the web export options to add numbering).