Re: Creating an Outline in Word

Londa Peterson <lpeterson@...>

In Word 2007 and 2010 you can press enter on the multi-level list button on
the home tab. It will let you choose from all different kinds of bullets
and various styles of outline numbering. You tab to demote an item and
shift tab to bring an item out again. Using the headings method is great if
you're going to insert text later, but it isn't really necessary if you just
need a basic outline. Also, your fonts will be all different styles and
sizes if you use headings to do this.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@... [mailto:jfw-bounces@...]
On Behalf Of Jean Menzies
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 6:29 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Creating an Outline in Word


I would be very careful in editing your built-in styles unless you really
understand how to manipulate styles and templates.

Are you wanting to create an outline with a hierarchy such as I 1. i 1)
etc.? Sorry but I don't know the correct outline order off the top of my
head. If you do, then you simply choose numbered outline style on the format


The following refers to Word 2003, but the concepts are the same.

Taken from

Create an outline numbered list

Applies to:
Microsoft Office Word 2003

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outline numbered list
shows list items at different levels rather than indented at one level.

Outline numbered list

list of 2 items
1. On the Format menu, click Bullets and Numbering, and then click the
Outline Numbered tab.
2. Click a list format that does not contain the text "Heading", and then
list end

The first number of the list is displayed in the document.

list of 1 items
3. Type the list text, pressing ENTER after each item.
list end

Subsequent numbers are automatically inserted at the beginning of each line
at the same numbering level.

list of 1 items
4. To move an outline numbered item to the appropriate numbering level, do
one of the following on the Formatting
toolbar :
list of 2 items nesting level 1
. To demote the item to a lower numbering level, click a list number, and
click Increase Indent
Button image
. To promote the item to a higher numbering level, click a list number, and

click Decrease Indent
Button image
list end nesting level 1
list end

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