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    I know I have read somewhere the proper way to change the formatting in an Outline level so the Heading styles do not become unlinked from the List Style, but am unable to perform the steps to do so. I have read everything Shauna Kelly has published on the Internet for it, but I think I am still doing something wrong. When I follow her steps, as outlined below, I get to a point where what I think needs the change is grayed out. Here are the steps I've tried - if someone would please tell me where I'm going wrong.

    First way I tried, in which the option is grayed out:
    Put the cursor in the document in one of the Heading 1 paragraphs
    Choose Format > Styles and Formatting
    Modify Heading 1
    Choose Format > Numbering --> my *List Style* is grayed out


    Alternate way I tried, that breaks the Heading Styles:
    Put the cursor in the document in one of the Heading 1 paragraphs
    Choose Format > Bullets and Numbering from the menu
    Select my List Style and choose Modify
    Make sure "Apply formatting to: is set to 1st level
    Choose Format > Numbering
    Customize the active Outline Numbered set
    Make a modification (in this instance, just want to remove an errant period in Level 5)
    Click Ok, Ok, Ok --> Headings are no longer linked to the List Style

    Like I said, I am pretty sure I have done this without breaking the Heading Styles before, and I know it is easy enough to re-link the Heading Styles, so I'm curious to know what I'm doing wrong.

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    I usually follow the old advice to configure the bulleting/indenting in the style definition for Heading 1, including all the subsequent levels right in that Heading 1 dialog, and ignore list styles completely. I'm not sure there is anything you can do with a list style that you can't do with regular styles.

    (I thought I had a nice screen shot for this, but can't find it at the moment.)

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    Thank you - you were right - I shouldn't have used a list style.

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