If you don't want a tab character after your number, you can follow it with
a space (or nothing) instead. Otherwise, the "Text position" (where the text
after the number starts) and "Indent at" are usually the same but don't have
to be. Experiment with all three settings to get the result you want.
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA