I know I have covered this topic before in prior articles, but I had an inquiry recently and so I decided the information needed to be repeated for those who may have missed it the first time around.
You can apply a multilevel list in Word to outline topics within a list. Using this style allows you to easily create an agenda or any other kind of outline.
Follow the steps below to learn how:
- Key in the text of your first outline item of your list and click Enter.
- If your next item is a sub point of your first item, click your Tab key to demote it. Then key in your text. Remember, when creating an outline list, each Tab key character will indicate a demotion of a line in the hierarchy of your text.
- Once you have completed all the items in your outline list, click and drag over your list to select it.
- Now click the Home tab of your Ribbon.
- To apply the last multilevel list style used, in the Paragraph group, click the Multilevel List button.
- Alternatively, to select a style, click the drop-down menu and select the style of Multilevel List to apply from the selections displayed. Then select the style of multilevel list to apply from the selections. You will then see the outline list that you have created.
- To correct a mistake in the hierarchy of your list items, place your cursor at the front of the text you would like to promote or demote. To demote the selected text, click your Tab key. Alternatively, if you would like to promote the text, simply click Shift + Tab.
I hope this little refresher course will prove helpful to you!