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    More of a question rather than a problem to solve (although I may/will need help in setting up bullets and numbering but more on that later on).

    What is the difference between Outline Numbered and List Styles?. I have been reading lot aof rticles on this but still confused about it. Shauna Kelly's article to create a bullet list talks about setting this up using Outline Numbering but I thought I could create the same thing using List Styles!

    What I would like to do ideally is create two styles (Bullet and Numbering) with 3 levels. The users of the document could then just either select the style required or use a short-cut to set up their list. I would prefer the users to not see other styles such as 'List Bullet'. 'List Bullet 2', 'List Bullet 3', etc. I can create bullets and numbering with different level using the info provided in the Shauna Kelly article. But what I have found is that if I have list and move very first level to the right then it moves all the paragraphs with the same style to the right by one, including where the numbering has been restarted. I have attached 3 graphics to show my problem. Perhaps there is some better way of defining bullets and numbering. Thanks.
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    Forget about list styles, I've never met somebody who understands them. I'd use outline numbering based on styles, with a separate style for each level, as described by Shauna Kelly.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='764990' date='12-Mar-2009 10:54']Forget about list styles, I've never met somebody who understands them. I'd use outline numbering based on styles, with a separate style for each level, as described by Shauna Kelly.[/quote]

    Thanks Hans. I will go with your suggestion.
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    Stay away from style-based number list. It's unreliable and unpredictable.
    Personally I prefer {SEQ}, which allows me a maximal control. {SEQ} is extremely reliable and robust.
    Armstrong

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    [quote name='armsys' post='764994' date='12-Mar-2009 12:32']Stay away from style-based number list. It's unreliable and unpredictable.[/quote]
    That's a bit strong, IMHO. Outline numbering using the Heading styles has always worked well for me.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='765001' date='12-Mar-2009 20:26']That's a bit strong, IMHO. Outline numbering using the Heading styles has always worked well for me.[/quote]
    Another advantage for using {SEQ} is precise and robust cross-reference. In additional, its formatting is highly configurable thanks to field formatting such as \* Ordinal.
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    I agree with you that SEQ is powerful and flexible.

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    A list style is an outline (or multilevel list) numbering scheme that can be saved, modified, and transferred from document to document or template. If your list is very close to one of the built-in numbering schemes, there's not much need to create a list style. But if the scheme has lots of differences and if it could be used in many different documents, perhaps from many different templates, then a list style could save time.
    I never paid much attention to those who pushed list styles because I got stable results without them. But now that my favorite list causes me to make several changes to each of the nine levels, I think it's time to make a list style.

    But basically you want to know whether the behavior is different. I don't think would be.
    Pam Caswell

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