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How can I create a list which looks like this in Word?

1. Foo
2. Bar
3. For example:
   a.  1. Foo
       2. Bar
       3. Baz
   b.  1. Foo
       2. Bar
       3. Baz
4. Baz

In terms of HTML, this would require this markup:

<ol>
    <li>Foo</li>
    <li>Bar</li>
    <li>
        For example:
        <ol>
            <li>
                <ol>
                    <li>Foo</li>
                    <li>Bar</li>
                    <li>Baz</li>
                </ol>
            </li>
            <li>
                <ol>
                    <li>Foo</li>
                    <li>Bar</li>
                    <li>Baz</li>
                </ol>
            </li>
       </ol>
    </li>
    <li>Baz</li>
</ol>

I can't for the life of me figure out how to make Word create this "empty" second level list. I'm using Word 2011 (Mac OS X).

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Lists, like tables, get really buggy in Word when you go this far. I suppose that there's a reason you're doing this in Word and not HTML? –  digitxp Oct 2 '11 at 23:26
    
I'm translating a Japanese text and mistakenly assumed it would be helpful to first write the whole thing out in Word in its original form (transferring from paper). Apparently that's not the case. ;o) I have already moved over to HTML, since that'll be the final form anyway, but I'm still interested how to do this in Word. –  deceze Oct 2 '11 at 23:46
    
You should be able to do it with VBA in Word, or any decent scripting language outside of Word. –  Joe Internet Oct 3 '11 at 6:32
    
@Joe OK, this just made me decide not to touch Word again for anything more than a letter to my mother. I thought WYSIWYG was supposed to be easier... ;oP –  deceze Oct 3 '11 at 6:41
    
@deceze since you're holding space or using tab anyway, to make the HTML code look pretty/readable, why not just hold space or use tab, doing it manually in MS Word? –  barlop Oct 3 '11 at 13:09

1 Answer 1

turn off automatic bulleting and do it manually. i don't use automatic bulleting ever. it's a second or two to tap a. or 3. and push spaces a few times and possibly hold space for a moment

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So basically, "Word is stupid and it doesn't work"? :) –  deceze Oct 3 '11 at 5:04
    
@deceze I like MS Word and use it for a lot of things, it does a lot of things very well, but I always found the automatic bullet feature(when it was added), a pain in the ass, something to turn off or not use. If somebody ever told me they found it useful.. i'd give it another look. I turn off the "startup task pane"('cos I only open documents anyway normally), and certainly I turn off the "canvas"(that was a silly addition they did), and of course clippy.. I've put word to good use for writing documents, with tables, drawings, making unimportant things size 8 or less.. –  barlop Oct 3 '11 at 12:27
    
@deceze i've only found it a nightmare when it autosaves a document opened over a network, and the cable isn't in.. or the cable is damaged and it can't save.. and I can lose stuff. Then it's horrendous. But other than that , it works great for all I need it for, and it's very reliable. Some features are BS.. I would suspect, that the automatic bullets feature is BS.i.e. It's never been useful to me, and I suspect that if I did fiddle with it and figure out its 'power' I wouldn't find much power and I might still find it too fiddly. –  barlop Oct 3 '11 at 12:30
    
@deceze prob not as bad as clippy, but like clippy in that I didn't have to mess with it much or at all to realise or suspect i should turn it off. But I also had the benefit of using Word -before- it so I never treated it as normal! Of course, if somebody came along that used automatic bullets a lot and likes them and spoke/wrote that'd be great. if it happens..they may be right, but until then i'm not so inclined to bother fiddling with them in the low chance hope that they turn out to be great. –  barlop Oct 3 '11 at 12:38
    
Looking at MS Word 2k3 on XP, a)you can't do multiple layered lists in an automated way b)you can only do numbered lists or bullet lists automatically, not automatically a lettered list like a,b,c. So your example can't be done..for those two reasons. No disaster since no need to use automatic list anyway. –  barlop Oct 3 '11 at 13:06

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