# How do I create a multi-level/multi-paragraph style that functions as a list?

iHATEregistrations
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I'm trying to create a list style that has a different paragraph style associated with each list level and that acts like a list.

For example, a numbered list with increasing decimal numbering (1, 1.1, 1.1.1), such that the first level (1) has pre-paragraph spacing of 0.15" and the second level (1.1) has pre-paragraph spacing of 0.05".

I can create the list style that implements the desired numbering scheme (e.g., 1, 1.1, 1.1.1). I can create two different paragraph styles (e.g., style1 has 0.15" pre-paragraph spacing above the paragraph; style2 has 0.05" pre-paragraph spacing). I can even link the list style and a specific list level to each of the different paragraph styles (e.g., style 1 is level 1 of the liststyle).

What I haven't been able to do is use tab/shift-tab to demote/promote a paragraph style. As a result, I end up with a bunch of list level 2 items that have paragraph style 1 (e.g., has numbering of the 1.1 style, but pre-paragraph spacing of 0.15").

Is there a way to link a paragraph style to a list style level (as opposed to, or in addition to, linking a list style level to a paragraph style), or is there a way to use tab/shift-tab to orderly shift between paragraph styles (e.g., when on style 1, I press 'tab' which changes the paragraph to style 2, 'tab' again changes the paragraph to style 3, and so on; while pressing 'shift-tab' on paragraph style 3 would change it to style 2, and pressing it again would change the paragraph from style 2 to style 1)?

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ROSt52
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When I read the first line of the original question

trying to create a list style that has a different paragraph style associated with each list level and that acts like a list.

and understand it correct I would say that this is not possible because a list style can be linked to a paragraph style but not the other way round.

However, keeping reading in the question I can imagine that you want to create a different style for various levels of "headings" where you want to define the style of the heading as well as the style of the following text (=paragraph style). If so, I would try it like this:

    - modify existing headings or create a new headings
- define the paragraph styles for each of you headings
Organizer/Next Style the paragraph style you like to have for various headings


hunteke
175 4 10

If I understand what you're asking, I think you want Tools -> Outline Numbering.

That dialog box will allow you to associate a paragraph style with each level of numbering. Once you have set this up, you then hit Tab or Shift+Tab when the cursor is at the beginning of a paragraph, and it will properly switch the paragraph between numbered levels and associated paragraph styles.

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