Creating Multilevel Lists

You can also create multilevel lists by using the numbering and bullet feature. Multilevel lists contain two or more levels within a particular list. For example, a multilevel list might number primary items in the list, but secondary items (which fall under a particular primary item) in the list are denoted by sequential letters of the alphabet. Figure 15.6 shows a numbered, multilevel list.

Figure 15.6. A multilevel numbered list uses several levels of numbering, as an outline does.


To create a multilevel list, follow these steps:

  1. Place the insertion point where you want to begin the list, or select text in an already existing list.

  2. Select Format, Bullets and Numbering . The Bullets and Numbering dialog box opens.

  3. Click the Outline Numbered tab to view the multilevel options (see Figure 15.7).

    Figure 15.7. Use the Outline Numbered tab to select the outline style for your multilevel list.


  4. Select the style of multilevel list you want to use in your document.

  5. After customizing the list options in the Customize Outline Numbered list, click OK to return to the Outline Numbered tab.

  6. Click OK to close the Bullets and Numbering dialog box and return to the document.

  7. To enter first-level items in the list, type the item (it will be automatically numbered as appropriate). Press Enter to move to the next line.

  8. To demote the next line to the next sublevel (the next level of numbering), press the Tab key. Then, type your text. Press Enter to move to the next line.

  9. If you decide to promote a line that you have demoted using the Tab key, make sure the insertion point is on the line, and then press Shift+Tab . When you have finished with the current line, press Enter to continue.


Promote or Demote with the Toolbar graphics/decreaseindent.gif graphics/increaseindent.gif You can also promote or demote items using Decrease Indent and Increase Indent on the Formatting toolbar.

When you have completed your list, you can turn off the numbering by clicking the Numbering button on the Formatting toolbar (this deactivates numbering).

Microsoft Office 2003 All-in-One
Microsoft Office 2003 All-in-One
Year: 2002
Pages: 660
Authors: Joe Habraken

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