Word: List Levels and Multilevel List

Word: List Levels and Multilevel List

Word: List Levels and Multilevel List

In Microsoft Word, you can edit the list levels to organize your numbered/bulleted lists and outlines. You can even custom-build a multilevel list by formatting each list level to meet your preferences.

List Levels

Within Microsoft Word, you may want to begin a list with a level of organization that does not start with the highest level of organization possible.

To Change a List Level Using Numbers or Bullets:

  1. Place your cursor within the list item you wish to change to a different level. 
  2. Under the "Home" tab, locate the "Paragraph" group > Click the [Numbering] or [Bullets] icon
  3. Within the drop-down menu, click "Change List Level" > Click the level of organization you would like to apply to the selected list item. 

Multilevel List

To Create a List with Multiple Levels:

  1. Place your cursor anywhere within your list.
  2. Under the "Home" tab, locate the "Paragraph" group > Click the [Multilevel List] icon located next to the [Numbering] icon.
  3. Choose a list from the “List Library,” or click “Define New Multilevel List” and complete the following:
    • Under "Click level to modify", choose the level you would like to define. 
    • Under the "Number style for this level" drop-down menu, choose a new number style. 
    • To format the number style, click [Font...].
    • To define additional levels, choose another level to modify.
    • When finished, click [OK]. 


Return to Microsoft Office: Create, Modify, and Format Bulleted Lists and Numbers.


Keywords: bullet, bulletted lists, fancy, calligraphy

Email this to a Friend

Help Page Feedback

Did this content help you? *





What is your opinion about the content? *








Suggest new content or let us know how we can improve this content (optional):

If you desire a response, please provide your email address (optional):

Leave this field empty