List Numberer, Add Numbers To Text Lists

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 2, 2011
Updated • Jan 2, 2011
Software, Windows, Windows software

Did you ever find yourself in a position where you wanted to add numbers to a list in a text file? A program like List Numberer would have then been exactly the tool for the job. Sure, you could fire up the text file in an Office suite and add the numbers there but only if you know where to find the options in the application. The portable application List Numberer on the other hand makes it as easy as possible to number a list in a text file.

It begins by pasting the list into the interface of the program. There is no option to load one or multiple text files which would have been handy. Still, it means that you first need to open the text file, copy its contents and paste it into the interface.

A preview is displayed immediately once the list has been pasted into the software. The default listing syntax uses the decimal system and adds # in front and ) after the decimal number.

It is possible to change both the prefix and suffix as well as the numbering system used. Besides decimal it is possible to use roman numerals, upper case letters or lower case letters.

Extra options are provided to define the numbering start and increments, whether blank links should be numbered as well and / or stripped from the preview and if padding should be added to the list.

A click on copy to clipboard copies the processed list to the Windows Clipboard from where it can be pasted into another application or web service.

List Numberer is one of those handy tools that you usually do not need that often, but that comes in very handy if you do. The program is available for download at the Donation Coder forum.


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  1. seenu said on January 4, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I was confused how to include numbering in text file before reading this article.

  2. Paul(us) said on January 2, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Hoi Martin, The website where you referring gives out an old version of the software, namely v. But on the page from that website (you are referring to) there is the link from (maybe) the developer, from the software, with a newer version namely v1.0.2 (2010-11-23).

    1. Martin said on January 2, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      Paulus, only the version number has not been updated on the forum page, the download loads the latest version.

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