So I found myself needing to number a row from 1 to 50 and finally gave in to the question “Isn’t there a better way than to manually enter 1 through 50one by one?”. A quick search and I found an tutorial on how to do just that from support.office.com titled “Automatically number rows”. Problem Solved!
I wish I had known about this sooner! The time I could have saved! Better late than never.