RE: Is there a Word guru in the house?

Subject: RE: Is there a Word guru in the house?
From: "John J. McDermott, CPLP" <jjm -at- jkintl -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2011 11:30:26 -0600

I have Word 2007 and this was easy to replicate. Select column 2 (click on the top so the whole column is selected). Then click on the Multilevel List dropdown in the Home tab. Select
1. ____
1.1 _____
1.1.1 ____
You will see that the top cell in the column has 1., the second row has. 2., etc. Click after the 1. in row 1.
Now enter the data in the column, indenting as necessary (with the Increase Indent button) to get.
1. Do this thing
1.1 step one of this thing
1.2 step two of this thing
Now, position the cursor to the left of the D in "Do this thing" and backspace to get rid of the "1.".

Is that what you were looking for?


On 7/21/2011 11:55 PM, techwr-l-request -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com wrote:

Hi, everyone. I've been blessed with not having to use Word as an
authoring tool, so my skills are not as advanced as many of you. I'm
using Word 2007.

I've downloaded a document template that I need to modify for use by the
whole company. The template has some number list 'magic' that I can't
replicate. The document does not appear to use any styles other than
headings and Normal. I would like to create the appropriate styles so I
can fix formatting from other authors before the docs are released.

The doc has a 3-column table.

*Step **Action* *Individual*
1 Do this thing I. Matt Falt
1.1 step 1 of thing
1.2 step 2 of thing

2 Do thing 2 I. Matt Falt
2.1 step 1 of thing 2
2.2 step 2 of thing 2
2.3 step 3 of thing 2

It the numbering in the Action column that I need help with. It behaves
like the second level of a multilevel list, but where is the value of
level one being set? The content in the Step column is text using the
Normal style. How do I add 'thing 3' and get the numbered (3.x) steps
to do that thing?

Free free to contact me directly if this is an idiot lesson that the
rest of the list doesn't need.;-)

Thank you in advance!


John J. McDermott, CPLP
Learning and Performance Consultant
jjm at
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