Multilevel Numbering in Style List



I have a doc that was given to me with Heading 1 to Heading 5 already set.
They are set as multilevel, but I'm not sure how to change each of the
Heading Styles multilevel settings. Right now they are:


I want them to default back to a regular A.1.1 and A.1.2 etc.

I'm running Word 2007 and use to know how to change the style in 2003 by
modifying each Heading's style by formatting the Numbering, but multilevel
numbering is more difficult to manipulate in 2007.




Doug Robbins - Word MVP

For information about how to set up the numbering, see:
How to create numbered headings or outline numbering in your Microsoft Word

In Word 2007, to get to the dialog referred to in the article, Click on the
pulldown for Multilevel List in the Paragraph section of the Home tab of the
Ribbon and then select Define new multilevel list from the bottom of the

If you create a template to hold your numbering scheme, you can use that
template as the basis for new documents (using File > New) and the new
documents will then inherit your numbering scheme. To do that, see:

Creating a Template - The Basics (Part I)

Creating a Template (Part II)

Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via



Stefan Blom

To add to what Doug has said, when you are editing the numbering of an
existing multilevel list, you should place the insertion point in the first
level 1 paragraph (which in the case of heading numbering means the first
Heading 1 paragraph of the document) before clicking Home tab | Multilevel
List | Define New Multilevel List.

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