Create an outline numbered list

An outline numbered list shows list items indented at different levels rather than at one level.

Simple numbered list and outline numbered list

Callout 1 A simple numbered list

Callout 2 An outline numbered list

Do any of the following:

Create an outline numbered list

  1. On the Home tab, under Paragraph, click Multilevel List  Multilevel List .

  2. Click a list format that does not contain the text Heading 1.

  3. Type the list, pressing RETURN after each item.

  4. To move an outline numbered item to the appropriate numbering level, do one of the following:

To

Click anywhere in the item, and then do this

demote the item to a lower numbering level

On the Home tab, under Paragraph, click Increase Indent  PowerPoint Increase Indent button .

Tip: To increase the indent by using the keyboard, position the insertion point at the beginning of the list item, and then press TAB .

promote the item to a higher numbering level

On the Home tab, under Paragraph, click Decrease Indent  Decrease Indent button .

Tip: To decrease the indent by using the keyboard, position the insertion point at the beginning of the list item, and then press SHIFT + TAB .

Change the format of outline numbering

  1. Click the item in the list whose formatting you want to change.

    Note: If you change the formatting for one item in an outline numbered list, that change affects all list items at that level.

  2. On the Home tab, under Paragraph, click Multilevel List  Multilevel List , and then click Define New Multilevel List.

  3. Select the options that you want.

  4. Repeat this procedure for each item that you want to change.

See also

Create a bulleted or numbered list

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