Creating A Bullet Or Numbered List With Multiple Levels

This article will help you create lists that have multiple levels that have different combinations of numbers and bullets. This is particularly useful if you wish to combine bullets and numbers into one list.

The first thing you need to do is create a new list - this can be done from the "Content Authoring" ribbon tab:

 Once you have created a list, you need to add "sub levels" to this list by using the "increase indent" button (located in the above screenshot) - you can also use the "decrease indent" button to reduce the level of the item on the list. This is useful to create a list in the following format.

  1. Item 1
    1. Item 2
    1. Item 3
    2. Item 4
    3. Item 5
    1. Item 6
  2. Item 7

If you then wish to change the type of bullet on the list, the best way of doing this would be to use the Style Picker but if you are proficient with CSS you could dive right into the stylesheet editor to use CSS directly. When using the style picker, you need to follow these instructions:

  1. Select the New Style Rule button from the Style Picker toolbar - this will bring up the New Style Rule Wizard.
  2. Choose where you wish to save the rule - either in an already existing project stylesheet, or a template stylesheet. You can also click the Create New Stylesheet button if you do not already have a project stylesheet, or if you wish to insert it in another new project stylesheet. Once you have selected this, you need to click Next.
  3. On the style rule attribute selector screen, you need to select "List" on the left hand menu to bring up the list style options. You can then change the bullet/number type, list position or even include a custom image as a bullet.
  4. Once you have created your rule, you need to click the Finish button to save the rule in your selected stylesheet.
  5. Finally, you need to apply this style rule to the list. You can do this by highlighting the part(s) of the list you wish to change, and then select the checkbox next to your new rule in the style picker. In the above example, we are going to apply a "lower roman" bullet type to Items 3, 4 and 5 on the above list - it should look like this once you have finished editing:



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