Image of Multi-Level List options

Multi-level bullets and numbering can be used for lists with multiple levels of information. They can consist of bullet points or numbers. They can even be linked to heading styles so the bullets or numbering are automatically applied when heading styles 1, 2, 3 etc are used on the text.

Multi-Level Bullets

Turn on the multi-level list icon and choose the bulleted option.  Type in the first level text.  Press return then tab to move to the next level. Tab can be used repeatedly to move down more levels. You can move up a level at any time by using shift and tab.  A total of 9 levels can be created in this way.

Multi-Level Numbering

Turn on multi-level list icon and choose one of the numbered options that don’t have Headings associated with them.  Type in the first level text.  Press return then tab to move to the next level. Tab can be used repeatedly to move down more levels. You can move up a level at any time by using shift and tab.  A total of 9 levels can be created in this way.

Multi-Level Numbered Lists Linked to Heading Styles

Type in the text for your first heading.  Select it and then choose the multi-level list with 1, 1.1, 1.1.1 and linked to heading styles 1, 2 and 3.  Not only will the number 1 be applied to this list but it will also apply heading style 1.  When any text is entered in the document using heading styles the appropriate numbering will be applied.  The article and section option works in a similar way.

Using Chapters with Multi-Level Lists

This option will apply the word chapter before the heading text for the first level.  Other levels will just contain normal text.

Modifying a Multi-Level List

Image showing options to Modify Multi-Level List

The multi-level list icon contains the option of define new multi-level list.  When this is selected a list of the 9 possible levels appears on the left.  When one of these is clicked it shows the current setup for that level.  Text can have numbering and/or text added to it and indentation can be altered.

More gives choices as to what part of the document this is applied to, whether it links to a style (when the text is formatted with a heading style that numbering applies), at what number the numbering starts and more. There are lots of possibilities of what bulleting and numbering you can produce depending on what you want the outcome to be.

Want to learn more about Word then email lara@laramellortraining.co.uk to discuss how I can help or have a look at the Word Courses I run.

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