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.
- On the Format menu, click Bullets and Numbering, and then click the Outline Numbered tab.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 .
- To promote the item to a higher numbering level, click a list number, and click Decrease Indent .
- 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 or Decrease Indent .
- 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 or Decrease Indent .