List special indentation


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Alex B

After setting the left indentation at 0 cm. and selecting hanging special
indentation by 1 cm for a list bullet or list number style, I find that the
hanging special indentation will constantly change back to 0.63 cm.
For example I may be creating an exam paper, with numbered questions (style
list 1 - 1, 2, 3 etc) and multi-choice options for each question (style list
2 - a, b, c ). Every time I choose to restart list 2 back at a., the hanging
special indentation has changed back to 0.63 cm. Similar instability of
indentation settings occurs with bullets.
Is there any way to keep indentation settings fixed for these list styles?
 
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Alex B

Hi Stefan - thanks for your reply. I am using Office 2007 so I assume it is
Word 2007. The document file type is *.docx.

Sorry, but I'm not sure what you are asking about paragraph numbering. I've
never used paragraph numbering intentionally although it may be set without
my knowledge.

If I am using a list bullet or list number style, I choose modify
style>format>paragraph - then under indentation I select a distance for left
indentation and then in the box under special I choose "hanging" and then a
distance (usually 1 cm). I then click okay and step back out of the boxes
back to the document. It is this hanging indentation figure that seems to
change.

Regards Alex B
 
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Stefan Blom

If you are using a numbered or bulleted style, you are in fact using
paragraph numbering (sometimes referred to as auto numbering). Note that it
is recommended that you make use of the Adjust List Indents dialog box to
change the indentation for such styles. Right-click the paragraph, choose
Adjust List Indents from the context menu, and set the desired indents. When
you are done, click OK. Then update the style by right-clicking again,
choosing Styles | Update <style name> to Match Selection.
 

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