This boolean argument determines whether renderings of a header will have section numbers or not. This affects all of:
This option can be set by default for all files with:
By default, headers are numbered as in a book, e.g.:
= h1

== h2

=== h3

==== h4
renders something like:
= h1

Table of contents
* 1. h2
  * 1.1. h3
    * 1.1.1. h4

== 1. h2

=== 1.1. h3

==== 1.1.1. h4
However, for documents with a very large number of sections, or deeply nested headers those numbers start to be more noise than anything else, especially in the table of contents and you are better off just referring to IDs. E.g. imagine:
1.3.1.4.5.1345.3.2.1. Some deep level
When documents reach this type of scope, you can disable numbering with the numbered option.
This option can be set on any header, and it is inherited by all descendants.
The option only affects descendants.
E.g., if in the above example turn numbering off at h2:
= h1

== h2
{numbered=0}

=== h3

==== h4
then it renders something like:
= h1

Table of contents
* 1. h2
  * h3
    * h4

== 1. h2

=== h3

==== h4
The more common usage pattern to disable it on toplevel and enable it only for specific "tutorial-like sections". An example can be seen at:
which is something like:
= Huge toplevel wiki
{numbered=0}

== h2

=== A specific tutorial
{numbered}
{scope}

==== h4

===== h5
then it renders something like:
= Huge toplevel wiki

Table of contents
* h2
  * A specific tutorial
    * 1. h4
      * 1.1.  h5

== h2

=== A specific tutorial

==== 1. h4

===== 1.1. h5
Note how in this case the number for h4 is just 1. rather than 1.1.1.. We only show numberings relative to the first non-numbered header, because the 1.1. wouldn't be very meaningful otherwise.

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