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    Arrrrrgggggghhhhhhh! (Word 2007)

    Hi, everyone. After three blissful years in Mac land, I'm back on a PC. Not only back on a PC, but confronting Word 2007 for the first time. Let me just say that my first response is that I HATE it. That said, I now want to get to the point where I love it and can get it to do what I need.

    I've figured out how to do things like add commands to the Quick Access toolbar, which helps, and I'm learning my way around the ribbon. The ribbon contains lots of stuff that I couldn't care less about, and doesn't contain lots of stuff that I use all the time, so I wish it could be customized, but apparently until I learn to program, that's not going to happen. (That was just a whine, but I feel better now. Thanks for listening.)

    My biggest problem is that I use styles for everything. I do a lot of training documents, and use Heading styles for outline numbering, which is what I was taught to do beginning with Word 2000. To set up outline numbering, I was taught to go to Format/Styles from Heading 1, click the format dropdown, then click numbering. What I was taught was that you set up the numbering and indentation for all heading styles from within Heading 1. Well, now when I try to do that, I don't find a selection for Outline numbering (it only shows numbering, which is single level, and bullets) and you can't adjust paragraph indentations from there. If I set up numbering for just the Heading 1 style, then set the indentations in format/paragraph, even though I tell it to add this information to the style definition in the normal template, it doesn't retain my indentation settings. If I open a new document, it defaults back to the indentation settings applied by the numbering selection.

    Have they really underpowered outlined numbering attached to styles this much in this version, or is there something I haven't figured out yet? Thanks for the help.

    Lee Morgan

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    Re: Arrrrrgggggghhhhhhh! (Word 2007)

    In the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click MultiLevel List and select a list type bound to Heading styles. Also see Word 2007 Heading Outline numbering.

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    Re: Arrrrrgggggghhhhhhh! (Word 2007)

    Many thanks. It looks like this part of the response is what I want:

    "To actually get a list style, you would have to set up numbering from the start, via Multilevel List | Define New List Style. In the dialog box, you can click Format, and then Numbering; this displays the Modify Multilevel List dialog box which is similar to the Customize Outline Numbered List dialog of previous versions of Word (see http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/numbering/...Numbering.html). Set the indentation and number formatting, and attach styles as in previous
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    I'm feeling calmer now - order seems to be restored to the universe. Thanks again.

    Lee Morgan

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    Re: Arrrrrgggggghhhhhhh! (Word 2007)

    I'm a die-hard Word 2003 user who used to handle all of my outline numbering through Heading styles, and your response helped me to find *most* of what I'm looking for. However, is it dumb of me to ask: how does one *modify* an outline numbering level? If it's through the "Define New Multilevel List..." option, that'd be a wrongly-named feature, right? I can't believe that's the correct solution, though it's starting to look like it...

    Please help me to validate my confusion on this naming issue...or let me know if there's an alternate / preferred method.

    Thanks!

    Rob

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    Re: Arrrrrgggggghhhhhhh! (Word 2007)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    I agree that it's a misnomer, but Define New Multilevel List is the way to customize the numbering... <img src=/S/crazy.gif border=0 alt=crazy width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Arrrrrgggggghhhhhhh! (Word 2007)

    I thought it was a misnomer too when I first used W20007. But now I realize that when we were customizing outline lists in W2003, we were defining new lists. (Try customizing a list repeatedly and see how many similar looking list schemes you see on the outline numbered list tab.) W2007 makes this situation clear to us by calling it what it is, and offering us the option to make a list style that we can name, modify, and attach to a template.

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    Re: Arrrrrgggggghhhhhhh! (Word 2007)

    Although still no great fan of Word 2007, I found this interactive tool a great aid in finding the correct button. I hope that you are familiar with 2003.
    Regards
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    Re: Arrrrrgggggghhhhhhh! (Word 2007)

    The link near the end of your post doesn't work...

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    Re: Arrrrrgggggghhhhhhh! (Word 2007)

    Sorry Hans! As you know from past experience I always have problems with links when I post! It just isn't intuitive for me for some reason!

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    Re: Arrrrrgggggghhhhhhh! (Word 2007)

    The only thing you need to do is insert <!t> before the address and <!t> after it. When you click Post It the Lounge software will convert the address to a clickable link.

    So <!t>www.google.com<!t> will become http://www.google.com when posted.

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    Re: Arrrrrgggggghhhhhhh! (Word 2007)

    Thanks Hans! I will try to keep it in the old memory bank this time!

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    Re: Arrrrrgggggghhhhhhh! (Word 2007)

    I have found the numbering in MS Word 2007 to be only slightly less confusing than in previous versions. Following the steps below should make the process a bit easier for folks:
    On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click on Multilevel List.
    Use the drop-down arrow to open the List Library,
    Select Define New List Style.
    The Define New List Style dialog box is displayed.
    Name your List Style using something that is intuitive to you.
    To get access to all options for the list, click the Format button.
    Click Numbering.
    As with any multi-level list, it is a good idea to associate each list level with a paragraph style.

    Once you have created your list style, it will appear under the List Styles heading on the Home tab, under Multilevel Lists. You can click an icon to apply that list to your text. You can also make use of the Apply Styles task pane using the CTRL + Shift + S shortcut, just like you do with any other style. If you attached paragraph styles, it will be easier to apply the paragraph style to text directly.

    To modify a list style, follow the steps below:

    On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click on the drop-down arrow next to Multilevel List.
    The Current List will be displayed.
    Find the list you would like to change and right-click on it and select Modify from the context menu.
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