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How To Add Line Numbers In Google Docs [Solved]

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add line numbers in Google Docs. Use it to easily count the number of lines in your Google Docs.

This post was last Updated on September 30, 2023 by Himanshu Tyagi to reflect the accuracy and up-to-date information on the page.

Do you often work with long texts in Google Docs and often lose count of line numbers while proofreading?

Or if you want to know how many lines are in your Google Docs file, you have landed on the right page here. I will share a simple method to add line numbers in Google Docs.

how to add line numbers in google docs

Going through a long document without line numbers is pretty tedious. You will lose count of which line or passage you are reading.

Line numbering makes it easier to go through long scripts or documents. You can easily remember the line or passage number to continue from where you left off without wasting time scanning the doc with your eyes to figure it out.

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How To Add Line Numbers In Google Docs

Note: This Chrome extension has been removed from the Chrome Web Store. Please stay tuned while we seek a better alternative on the Internet.

I will use a free Chrome extension named Line Numbering to add line numbers in Google Docs.

Follow these 3 easy steps, and you can add line numbers to your Google Docs on the fly.

Step 1: Install the Google Docs add-on from the end of this tutorial link. Once you have installed the add-on, you will notice a line numbering icon at the top bar next to the Chat icon, as shown in the screenshot below.

line numbering icon added

Click on the icon to enable the extension and sign in with your Google account. Logging in allows the extension to synchronize line numbers across your devices.

Step 2: You can now access the Line Numbering add-on options after successfully logging in with your Google account.

line numbering options

Now, you can configure the options to see line numbers per your requirements. For example, select the Restart Each Page option to restart line numbers on each new page.

Similarly, you can customize the add-on to count after every x number of lines. This option will be useful if you don’t want to see line numbers against each line of your Google Doc.

Step 3: Once you have set up this Google Docs add-on, you will see line numbers per the configuration, as shown in the screenshot below.

line numbers added in the google doc

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Features of the premium version

In the free version of this add-on, you can only adjust the line numbering settings, but if you want to customize the appearance of these numbers, you will have to upgrade to its premium version.

Line Numbering add-on allows you to customize the size and color and apply borders to the displayed line numbers. You do not need to upgrade if you are okay with the default appearance.

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In brief

With the method demonstrated in this tutorial, you can easily add line numbers in Google Docs. The best part is that you can configure how you count the line numbers.

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Himanshu Tyagi
Himanshu Tyagi
Hello Friends! I am Himanshu, a hobbyist programmer, tech enthusiast, and digital content creator. Founder Cool SaaS Hunter. With CodeItBro, my mission is to promote coding and help people from non-tech backgrounds to learn this modern-age skill!