Create an outline numbered list

An outline numbered list (outline numbered list: A list created to apply a hierarchical structure to any list or document. A document can have up to nine levels, and Microsoft Word does not apply built-in heading styles to the items in the list.) shows list items at different levels rather than indented at one level.

Outline numbered list

  1. On the Format menu, click Bullets and Numbering, and then click the Outline Numbered tab.
  2. Click a list format that does not contain the text "Heading", and then click OK.

The first number of the list is displayed in the document.

  1. Type the list text, pressing ENTER after each item.

Subsequent numbers are automatically inserted at the beginning of each line at the same numbering level.

  1. To move an outline numbered item to the appropriate numbering level, do one of the following on the Formatting toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.):
    • To demote the item to a lower numbering level, click a list number, and click Increase Indent Button image.
    • To promote the item to a higher numbering level, click a list number, and click Decrease Indent Button image.

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  • You can turn an existing list into an outline numbered list by changing the hierarchical level of items in the list. Click a number in the list other than the first number, and then press TAB or SHIFT+TAB, or click Increase Indent Button image or Decrease Indent Button image.
  • You can move an entire list to the left or the right. Click the first number in the list and drag it to a new location. The entire list moves as you drag, without changing the numbering levels in the list. Or you can click the first number and then press TAB or SHIFT+TAB, or click Increase Indent Button image or Decrease Indent Button image.
 
 
Applies to:
Word 2003