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    Navigate a Multilevel List (2007 SP1)

    What keyboard hook do I use to go down one level in a multilevel list?

    Prior to 2007, you could do this with the tab key. I want to type one level, hit enter to go to the next line (which will be at the same level), and hit a key to go down one level.

    I'm writing a multiple-choice exam if this helps ...

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    Re: Navigate a Multilevel List (2007 SP1)

    Click the Office button and select Word Options.
    Click Proofing.
    Click AutoCorrect Options...
    Activate the "AutoFormat As You Type" tab.
    Tick the check box "Set first- and left-indent with tabs and backspaces".
    Click OK.

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    Re: Navigate a Multilevel List (2007 SP1)

    Thanks Hans - you're awesome!

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    Re: Navigate a Multilevel List (2007 SP1)

    This behavior is the same as in previous versions of Word, only the way to access the AutoCorrect Options dialog has changed.

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    Re: Navigate a Multilevel List (2007 SP1)

    If you don't want to change the options then you can still do this with the keyboard. I always use Alt-Shift-RightArrow to move down a level and Alt-Shift-LeftArrow to move up.

    Getting used to these keystrokes rather than fiddling the optional setting is more functional since it doesn't need the cursor to be at the start of the paragraph for it to work. It also works when multiple paragraphs are selected.

    These keyboard commands are also very useful for applying headings too (another multilevel list) because if your cursor is in an non-numbered paragraph, the right arrow keystrokes will give you the next heading level (depending on the preceding heading) whilst the left arrow will give you the same heading level as the preceding heading.
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    Re: Navigate a Multilevel List (2007 SP1)

    I posted because I found that the keystrokes I was used to (these same one) no longer worked in 2007.

    So ... I am thinking they are either turned off, or I turned them off, or they have changed ever so slightly and I am missing something.

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    Re: Navigate a Multilevel List (2007 SP1)

    Hmm, I did a search and found several keyboard shortcut lists that say these same settings will work in Word 2007 (eg MSKB 290938 listed under Outline Demote) but I don't have Word 2007 loaded here so I can't specifically test this one on my machine.

    Have you reassigned the keyboard keystrokes yourself to something else? Is it possible that you have an addin loaded that hijacks this?
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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