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    Word 2003:

    If you click on the Increase Indent and Decrease Indent buttons, user-defined outline styles will demote and promote (respectively), on both user-defined and the built-in outlined styles Heading 1 through Heading 9.
    However, the keystroke equivalents, Alt-Shift-Right and Alt-Shift-Left will only do this on Heading 1 through Heading 9, and won't promote or demote outline-numbered styles I've defined.

    My client claims it works for them on their old docs, but not for the ones I'm sending them. I can't get it to work for their old styles or the new ones I've defined.
    Could it be a "Compatibility" or other Options setting? If it is, I can't find it.

    The keystrokes are defined as OutlineDemote and OutlinePromote. The Increase Indent and Decrease Indent buttons are defined as ID 3472 and 3473 - no "OnAction" property. Once upon a time I know I had a link for those ID values, I can't find it now.

    Willing to rent a clue,
    Joel

    p.s. Yes I know about the limitation that Demote indents the first outline-numbered paragraph in the document, instead of demoting it.

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    I've been using those same keystrokes on all versions of Word for years so I'm positive it can be done in Word 2003.

    The only possible reason I can think for this not working is that your outline list doesn't include numbering/bullets, or possibly that you have accidently created two different outline lists. One option setting that might play a role is the one that used to be named something like "tab sets left indent" but I can't find that in my Word 2010 Beta machine.

    Can you post an example document that includes the styles you are having problems with?
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelfinkle View Post
    The keystrokes are defined as OutlineDemote and OutlinePromote. The Increase Indent and Decrease Indent buttons are defined as ID 3472 and 3473 - no "OnAction" property. Once upon a time I know I had a link for those ID values, I can't find it now.
    I'm not sure exactly what you're looking for. You can find IncreaseIndent and DecreaseIndent in the All Commands list in the Keyboard shortcuts dialog so you could use those if you prefer. But to actually document the difference between indent and promote...

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    I figured it out: No, the styles were defined correctly with outline numbering.

    The keystrokes Alt+Shif+Left and Alt+Shift+Right are defined to OutlinePromote and OutlineDemote.
    The toolbar buttons do DecreaseIndent and IncreaseIndent.
    All those commands are listed in Tools > Macro > Macros > All Word Commands.
    If I redefine Alt+Shift+Left and +Right to do DecreaseIndent and IncreaseIndent instead -- I get the results I want.
    If you look at the online help for OutlinePromote, you'll see it talks specifically about Heading 1-9 -- not outline numbering.

    Stupid stupid Microsoft.

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