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Changing Ordered List Properties

Edit an ordered list's properties when you want to choose a specific order such as capital letters, lowercase letters, numbers, or Roman numerals. When nesting ordered lists to create an outline format, specify a different ordering sequence for each level.
  1. Position the cursor in the list where you want to change the ordering style.

  2. Choose Text->List->Properties to display the List Properties dialog box [Figure 3.9].

  3. Select Numbered List from the List Type pull-down menu.

  4. Select an ordering format from the Style pull-down menu [Figure 3.10]. The style you select will apply to all list items in the current level.


When you create a numbered list, the period is automatically inserted after the number and the numbers are aligned on the left.


Remember that indented lists are actually individual ordered lists embedded in the current ordered list.

  1. Enter a number value in the Start count field to start numbering from a number other than 1. If you are changing a lettered list, enter the number that corresponds to the letter in the alphabet. For example, if you want your list to start with the letter K, enter 11 in the Start Count field [Figure 3.11].

  2. Select an ordering format from the New Style pull-down menu for the List Item if you want to change the ordering format from the current line forward [Figure 3.12]. This change does not affect line items preceding the current line.

  3. Enter a number value in the Reset Count To field to change the numbering order from the current list item forward. Click OK.


Select the bullet or number in a list and change its color. In the HTML code, the <li> tag is formatted with the color, so if you add or remove steps in a numbered list the color will still apply to the renumbered items.

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