Numbering lines: Formatting is inconsistent

When I number lines in my outline, the format of the first line is different from the rest.

This happens only if I add numbers to the start of lines that already contained text. The first line (1.) formats as I’d expect. Lines 2 and beyond don’t format properly.

CleanShot 2023-08-08 at 09.54.27@2x

This does not happen if I start a blank line without text. In this case, line numbers 2 and above are formatted properly.


The numbers in Bike’s ordered lists are generally generated and managed by Bike, independent of any text content of the line.

The only time this is not true is when you type "1. " at the start of a line. That’s a signal too big to convert the current row (only the current row) to an ordered list.

I’m pretty sure what is happening in your example is (1) is recognized as an ordered list, while (2) (3) are just normal “body” rows that happen to have numbers at the start.

To fix I think you can:

  1. Select 2, 3
  2. Command-K to show formatting pallet
  3. Down arrow to show row types popup
  4. Select “Ordered List”
  5. Then I expect you will see double numbers in rows 2, 3
  6. Delete the numbers that are part of the rows text content, and then I think you are set.

Once you have a list you shouldn’t need to type "1. " to create the next list item. Just press return from an existing list item, and the list should continue.

Hope that all makes sense. Let me know if you have questions.