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I have an answer on SO like this

1. step

Some text

2. step

Problem it looks like this

  1. step

Some text

  1. step

Why is it making 2 appear as 1?

Link CSS two level menu - second level doesn't appear in proper position

What am I doning wrong here?

marked as duplicate by random Jul 13 '13 at 17:53

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  • Don't know why but you can get over it by erasing the space: 2.Step. – juergen d Jul 13 '13 at 17:52
  • this is not really a duplicate as im not using lists – user1721135 Jul 13 '13 at 17:55
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    This is part of markdown: if you put "1." followed by a space, it will become a list item. It's the same like if you put something between "**" it will become bold. If that's not your intention in that answer sorry, feel free to rollback my edit. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Jul 13 '13 at 17:55
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    Then you need to say you're not using lists and what you're actually trying to do instead of putting in lists and hoping people will think you're not using lists when you're using lists – random Jul 13 '13 at 17:56
  • thanks for the edit, but still it appears a list needs space 1. space text to be a list, not just 1. space text, but ok. – user1721135 Jul 13 '13 at 17:57
  • Nope, @user. But you should not "break out" of the list by NOT indenting the "Some text" above. When NOT indenting, the next list item is actually the first item of a NEW list, hence the number 1. – Arjan Jul 13 '13 at 18:11
  • i thought to have a list i need to intend the numer... at least this is how it looks when you click the OL button on the wysywyg – user1721135 Jul 13 '13 at 18:12
  • You could use 1) and 2), or 1\. and 2\. to avoid creating a list, but why not format it as a proper list? – Arjan Jul 13 '13 at 18:24

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