Change the style of a multilevel list

To change the list style, do the following:

  1. Open the “Home” tab;
  2. In the “Paragraph” group, click the button to open the “Multilevel List” menu;
  3. In the menu that opens, select the “Define a new multilevel list” item;
  4. In the “Defining a new multilevel list” window, in the “Select a level to change” group, select the total number of levels for the future list;
  5. In the “Number format” group, in the “Number format” column, enter the desired numbering value. If you need to make more detailed settings, click the “Font” button to work with the “Font” window (for more information about working with the “Font” window, see the article “Formatting fonts in Word 2010. Part 1”);
  6. In the “Numbering for this level” column, select the numbering style – Roman or Arabic numerals, uppercase or lowercase letters, bullet style, etc.;
  7. In the “Position” group, set the alignment and indents to set for all levels – click the “For all levels” button;
  8. To access additional settings, click the “More” button. The New Layered List Definition window expands to include additional options. With their help, you can set indents using tabulation, as well as set the number from which the numbering will begin;
  9. Click OK

Figure 4. Changing the style of a multilevel list

Style conversion

1 way:

To change the numbered list style to bulleted list style in a multilevel list (or vice versa), do the following:

  1. Open the “Home” tab;
  2. In the multi-level list area, double-click the number (marker) that represents the list rows with the same level. As a result, all line numbers of the list (markers) of the given level will be highlighted;
  3. In the “Paragraph” group, select the button to open the menu of the “Markers” button if you are currently working with a numbered list, or “Numbering” if it is a bulleted list;
  4. In the menu that opens, select the desired type of numbering (marking) for the selected list level

2 way:

  1. Right-click on the desired item in the multilevel list;
  2. In the context menu, move the cursor to the item “Numbering” (or “Markers”);
  3. In the menu that opens, select the desired type of list designation

Change the numbering of the list

When working with various documents, we often have to edit the list numbers of t.s. “manual method”. This allows, without violating the subsequent numbering, to make the necessary amendments to the document. To amend a numbered list, do the following:

1 way:

  1. Highlight the desired number in the list;
  2. Open the “Home” tab;
  3. In the “Paragraph” group, click the button to open the menu of the “Numbering” button;
  4. In the menu that opens, select the “Set initial value” item;
  5. In the window that opens, make changes to the following items:
  6. “Start a new list” – ends the previous numbering and starts a new one. Also, in the column “Initial value, you must specify the number from which the numbering of the new list will begin;
  7. “Continue previous list” – continues the last list with a change in subsequent numbering. To change the numbering, enable the item “Change initial value” and in the column “Initial value” enter the desired number;
  8. Click OK

2 way:

  1. Right-click on the number in the list you want to change;
  2. In the context menu, select the “Set initial value” item and then proceed as described above

Figure 5. Changing the numbering of the list

List sorting

Lists often have to be sorted. For example, lists of literature in term papers and tests must be sorted in alphabetical order. To sort the list, do the following:

  1. Select a list (numbered or bulleted);
  2. Open the “Home” tab;
  3. In the Paragraph group, click the Sort button;
  4. In the “Sort Text” window, in the “First By” group, select the “By Paragraphs” item, in the “Type” column, select the value “Text” (or “Number” to sort by numbers and “Date” to sort by dates, for example, if you did a chronological selection);
  5. To sort in ascending or descending order, select the appropriate item;
  6. To sort all lines of the list without exceptions, select the item “With header line”. If you need to sort everything except the first row, select the item “Without header row”;
  7. Click OK

Figure 6. List sorting

Combining Lists

If you need to merge two lists into one, but they are located in different parts of the document and they also have different numbering, do the following:

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