Adjust indent on MS Word numbered lists


I'm trying to lessen the indent on a numbered list in MS Word.

See attached. I right clicked on the number 6, got the popup as shown, I think it had 0.5" to start, I adjust it down, click OK, nothing happens, Indent stays the same.

What's the trick?

I think it's MS Office version 10; no way to tell that anymore either.

Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
What I do is highlight the numbered list and then use the icons in the Word Ribbon to decrease or increase indent. On occasion, I increase first and then decrease to get all indents the same.  

Once the above is done, there are little markers in the Word ruler that you can use to adjust the specific indent. I usually just use default and make sure all are the same for neatness.

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Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAuthor Commented:
To John Hurst,

So you highlight the FULL numbered list?

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes. That allows the indent icon to work properly
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Word uses a bunch of different lists and has some crazy formatting rules.  You said see attached but, as far as I can tell there is nothing attached! Try again?

At any rate I suspect that you are using a 'list template' which is fairly specific and can require adjustment of 3 parameters to get it looking the way you want it to.  

That said, if you have no desire to use a complex list you could reset the formatting to Normal (use the clear format button, looks like an eraser) and apply a different list - might be the easier option.

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I use the method I suggest for all lists (and also accept basic defaults most of the time) and it works for me.
Hi John,  

A list template has several parameters that influence the indent and spacing between the list bullet/number, e.g. each of the following impact:
With myListStyle.ListLevels(i)     ' where i - is 1 to 9

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If it is a list template list the in-dent & out-dent buttons advance the list to the next/previous list index, there are 9.

In this case it would be better to reset the styles of the font and apply a simpler type of list.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@Richard Korts - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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