Word 2010--List number item 1 changes indent


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calarts

Using "List Number 3" style, the first item in the list indents to 0,
tab .25, but the values I have assigned are indent 1.5, tab .5. The
remaining items in the list (2 & on) are indented as I specified. I do
not have "Automatically update" checked. Restart numbering has no
effect.

In another instance, I had to merge all steps into a single paragraph
and then re-enter paragraph breaks to get the steps to number
correctly.

I have a number of step-wise procedures, so I don't want to manually
correct the indentation on each first step, which is what I've been
doing so far.

Suggestions?

cal
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Is List Number 3 Level 3 of a multilevel list? If not, how are you
restarting numbering? What is the "Aligned at" setting?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
C

calarts

The List Number 3 style follows the Heading 3 style.

Played with it some more with no better results. Aligned left 1.5 in.,
hanging .5, as I stated. If I click in the step, there is no "restart
numbering" option; only continue # or set @ 1. Continuing # does just
that; restarting # causes all the steps to number correctly, but all
are improperly aligned (reset to 0 & .25). If I then correct the 2nd
item's properties, the following items are correctly numbered and
formatted, but the first step remains with the wrong settings (0 & .
25), even when I select it and reapply List #3 style.

cal
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

There is a difference between "Aligned at" and "Indent at." And presumably
your restart method is to right-click and choose "Restart numbering." You
might have better luck with a multi-level list with an unnumbered style to
restart the numbering. I think what you're doing when you restart numbering
manually in this one is creating a new list instead of continuing the
existing one. See
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Numbering/ListRestartMethods.htm.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

The List Number 3 style follows the Heading 3 style.

Played with it some more with no better results. Aligned left 1.5 in.,
hanging .5, as I stated. If I click in the step, there is no "restart
numbering" option; only continue # or set @ 1. Continuing # does just
that; restarting # causes all the steps to number correctly, but all
are improperly aligned (reset to 0 & .25). If I then correct the 2nd
item's properties, the following items are correctly numbered and
formatted, but the first step remains with the wrong settings (0 & .
25), even when I select it and reapply List #3 style.

cal
 
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Stefan Blom

For what it's worth, using the Restart option does seem to create a new list. You can verify this by checking the ActiveDocuments.ListTemplates.Count property; in the Immediate window of the Visual Basic Editor, type ?ActiveDocument.ListTemplates.Count and press Enter.

Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
There is a difference between "Aligned at" and "Indent at." And presumably
your restart method is to right-click and choose "Restart numbering." You
might have better luck with a multi-level list with an unnumbered style to
restart the numbering. I think what you're doing when you restart numbering
manually in this one is creating a new list instead of continuing the
existing one. See
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Numbering/ListRestartMethods.htm.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

The List Number 3 style follows the Heading 3 style.

Played with it some more with no better results. Aligned left 1.5 in.,
hanging .5, as I stated. If I click in the step, there is no "restart
numbering" option; only continue # or set @ 1. Continuing # does just
that; restarting # causes all the steps to number correctly, but all
are improperly aligned (reset to 0 & .25). If I then correct the 2nd
item's properties, the following items are correctly numbered and
formatted, but the first step remains with the wrong settings (0 & .
25), even when I select it and reapply List #3 style.

cal
 
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