Creating an outline (multilevel list) aftertyping a list in Microsoft Word 2019

It is beneficial to type a list using tabs to denote one level fromanother, before selecting the list type from the multilevel listoptions. At times, lists can cause a few hurdles, but if you follow thegeneral guidelines in this section, you will become a whiz at multilevellist creation. Proceed as follows: 

  1. Create a new document, or open an existing document in which toinsert a multilevel list.
  2. When typing up a multilevel list, you will use tabs to specify thelist level, and use the Enter key at the end of each line (seethe following list example).
  3. For the purpose of indicating where tabs (arrows) and paragraphmarkers (use of the Enter key) have been inserted in thedocument, the Show/Hideicon has been activated for the example shown in the followingscreenshot:

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  1. Type the list, as in the following example:

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  1. Be sure to highlight the entire list before converting it to amultilevel list.
  2. Click on the multilevel list icon residing in the Paragraph group, as illustrated in thefollowing screenshot:

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  1. Select a style to apply to the highlighted list.

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