Bringing Sanity to Multilevel Headings in Word

I do Word good. I like making documents look good, and I do things like clean up styles when I’m working with a group on a document. I even suggested to my team once that they should just send me their copy in plain text, so I wouldn’t have to deal with their crap styles. I once had got a document that had defined all the Body Text and Headings as custom styles, which of course breaks the Table of Contents, and so the ToC was hand built. I shudder now at the memory.

Using headings in word is easy. Adding numbering to those is not. Word doesn’t make it easy with their menu design. Things like, there is no “modify” in the multi-level list drop down menu, only “Add New”. But I don’t want to “add new” I want to “modify”.

Anyway, this guy has a write-up that reveals the secret! You assign the style to list from the list configuration, not the other way around.

Simple, when you know how.

 

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