Word 2007 Multilevel lists vs. WordPerfect Outlines
Posted on 2011-03-01
I'm a long-time WordPerfect user trying to learn more about Word 2007 since so many of my clients and students use it. One problem I've run into is that I create a lot of outlines in WordPerfect (I., A., 1., a., etc.). These are so easy to do - simply go to the Insert menu, select Outlines/Bullets, and pick the style I want. The outline is started, and each time I press enter the next line numbers automatically. If I want to indent the level, I just press TAB and it indents, correct number/letter and all. To return to a higher leve in the outline, I press SHIFT-TAB. The next section is numbered correctly automatically.
I've found nothing as easy or comparable in Word. If I click the multilevel list button, the first item is in a bold and larger font, but doesn't number automatically - i have to type in the number. If I press enter, no auto number. When I tab, no number. Plus, I have to tell the software what heading level to use for each line.. This seems ridiculously complicated to me. Can someone point me to a tutorial, or does Word even have that same capability.