How to Add Line Numbers in Google Docs?

In certain situations, line numbering is an essential process to refer to any text. Google Docs is the leading text editor tool that offers the feature of adding line numbers. The line numbers can be used to identify the occurrence of a specific text/word in the document. Considering its importance, this blog demonstrates the addition of line numbers in Google Docs.

Let’s start with the first method.

Method 1: Use the “Numbered list” Icon to Add Line Numbers

Google Docs provides an ease to use many of its functionalities through the toolbar window. The “Numbered list” icon enables you to add line numbers in the document. For this purpose, the step-by-step procedure is provided below:

Step 1: Open the Document

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Here, an existing document is carried out for adding line numbers in written text as below:

Step 2: Add Line Numbers via Numbered List icon

Select the text and hit the “Numbered list” icon that is located in the toolbar as shown in below figure:

It can be seen that the line numbers are added to the selected lines.

Method 2: Use the “Bullets & numbering” Option to Add Line Numbers

Google Docs provides the “Numbered list” option by hovering over the “Bullets & numbering” from the “Format” tab. It offers various formats of the numbered list that users can use utilize according to their needs:

By choosing one of the formats, users can verify line numbers have been added in the below screenshot:

Let’s explore another method.

Method 3: Use the “Ctrl+Shift+7” Shortcut Key to Add Line Numbers

Google Docs allows users to use the shortcut key “Ctrl+Shift+7” to add line numbers in less time. For instance, a “GIF” has been captured for adding the line numbers that can be visualized below:

Bonus Tip: Add Line Numbers in Google Docs Mobile App

Google Docs mobile app also supports adding line numbers to the document. Let’s see how line numbers can be added to the text in Google Docs mobile app.

Open the document in the Google Docs mobile app and then select the content on which you want to add line numbers. After that, press the “Numbered list” icon, which is located at the button of the mobile window:

The screenshot shows that the line numbers are added to the selected text.

It is all about this guide.

Conclusion

Google Docs provides the “Numbered list” icon, “Bullets & numbering” option, and “Ctrl+Shift+7” shortcut key to add line numbers. The user needs to select the content on which the line numbers are to be applied and use any of the three methods listed above. This guide has covered all possible methods for adding line numbers in Google Docs. Additionally, the Google Docs mobile app method is also described.