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Customise a Numbered List

Different number formats can be applied in Word 2003. Numbered list formats include alphabetical and roman numeral styles. The list can be indented to create a multi-leveled list.

Change the Numbering Style

  1. Select the numbered items you want to format
  2. Click Format > Bullets and Numbering
  3. Format a numbered list
  4. Select a different numbering style
  5. Click Ok

Indent a Numbered List Item

  1. Click in the line that you want to indent
  2. Click the Increase Indent button Increase indent on the Formatting toolbar
  3. The line is indented and a different numbering style is applied
  4. Multilevel list

Outdent a Numbered List Item

  1. Click in the line that you want to outdent
  2. Click the Decrease Indent button Decrease indent on the Formatting toolbar

Format the Outline Numbered List

When lines of a numbered list have been indented, the list is known as an outline numbered list. The list can be formatted to change the numbering style and indentation.

  1. Click on an item in the list
  2. Click Format > Bullets and Numbering
  3. The Outline Numbered tab of the dialogue box should be selected. Select a different outline numbering style to apply
  4. Format an outline numbered list

  5. Click the Customize button to make further modifications
  6. Customise an outline numbered list

    Select the outline level you want to format and select a Number style from the list or enter a Number format.

    Use the alignment boxes at the bottom to modify the indentation of the list from the page margins, and of the text from the numbering

    Repeat this for each level you want to format

Restart or Continue Numbering

Microsoft Word makes intelligent assumptions when numbering in lists as to if the numbering should be restarted or continued. If however Word gets in wrong, you can set it as required.

  1. Right mouse click on the numbered list item
  2. Select either Restart Numbering or Continue Numbering

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