Bullet and numbered lists have their purpose. Sometimes you just want to select a few paragraphs and press a button - which usually allows you to select the font or style for the numbers. Most people don't care about it, but if done right, having them as plain text gives you much more control over how they look, how they're aligned, etc.
Originally Posted by pallbearer
Could anyone explain how to batch-convert a large number of OCR'd documents this way? Or a way to simply disable auto-numbering from being applied in the first place?
Use the above macro. Maybe set a hotkey (or hotkey combination) to it, like Shift+Num0 or something. This way, you can simply open a document, hit the assigned hotkey and the numbered lists become regular text. It would take about 5 minutes for 50 documents, assuming you run the macro every 6 seconds (10 documents per minute).
- Double click a document to open it.
- Shift+Num0 to run the macro.
- Ctrl+S to save it.
- Ctrl+W to close it.
^ See what I did here? I selected the text and used the forum's automatic numbering list. Much easier than writing the numbers and indenting and spacing them myself.