troubleshooting Question

Microsoft Word Numbered List Button Destroys Custom Indentation

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In our templates, the Numbered (and Bulleted) List styles have been painstakingly customized to match our house style design, with indentation differing from the Word default. However, whenever a user clicks either the Numbered List or Bulleted List buttons on the Formatting toolbar, the customized indentation is destroyed and reverts to the Word Default.

This happens when I modify the built-in List styles and also when I create my own List styles, basing them on Normal.

It's like the buttons don't only apply bullets/numbers, but also modify any bulleted/numbered list style in the entire document.

Why does this happen? And how can I make it not happen?

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