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How to Adjust Amount of Word Outline

How to reduce the amount of space from the outline number to the text.
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OutlineExample.jpg
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Alex Campbell
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Turn your rulers ON (Word Options) and then use the markers on the horizontal ruler to reduce the indent space. I do this all the time. Works great.
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
the problem is that you are not using your numbered list correctly

you are using only ONE paragraph for the three levels of your numbered list: List Paragraph

if you modify the paragraph style on one paragraph, then all 42 lines will be modified in the same way

what you have to do is define a unique paragraph style for each of the 3 levels of your multilevel list
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Alex CampbellAuthor Commented:
I typed in the text and then used Multilevel List. Used tab to indent the cities under the states.

1.      Maryland
1.1.      Baltimore
1.2.      Columbia
1.3.      Frederick
1.4.      Hagerstown
2.      Virginia
2.1.      Richmond
2.2.      Newport News

I click on the top level numbers.

Outline before trying to increase space.
I use the arrow on the ruler to increase the spacing, but only the first item is moved.

Only first item gets more space rather the other one, too.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
A couple of things.

1. You may need to highlight the rows to get all to move.
2. The indents are a different style format so you would have to do these separately putting the cursor on the line(s) you with to move.
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
have you TRIED creating a unique paragraph style for each multilist level?

otherwise, you are just running around is circles trying to fix this problemmultilevel list
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Alex CampbellAuthor Commented:
I am trying to understand how to use Numbering list since it is the options under it are there in every version of Word.  Is what I am asking not possible with the Word listing feature?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Look at your block of text and then in the paragraph section you can select the numbering or bulleting.

You may wish to temporarily isolate a block of text with a line space as lines together take the same numbering style.

You need to experiment to get comfortable with it.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@Alex972 - Thanks and I was happy to help you with this.
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Alex CampbellAuthor Commented:
It turns out all I needed to do was add a tab on the ruler. When people answered, they have meant that, but I didn't catch on. Adding to tab to ruler.
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