# How do I number my equations?

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**How do I number my equations?**

Displayed equations in *Writer*
documents can be numbered using a predefined *AutoText*:

Type **fn** at the beginning of a paragraph and press F3. This will insert an *AutoText* containing a dummy formula and a sequence number. Now doubleclick the formula to edit it.
If you want to number the equations by chapter you should

- Doubleclick on one of the equation numbers.
- In the listbox '
**Level'**choose the chapter level you want to number by. - In the textbox '
**Separator'**type a character to separate the chapter number from the formula number.

If you want to modify the AutoText you should use the dialogue **Edit-AutoText**. You will find this AutoText in the group **Standard**.