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I'm trying to create a numbered list as the content of a slide in Power Point 2010. Now, my numbering needs to start with 2.1 and go through to 2.6. It should continue with 2.7 on the next slide.

2.1 foo
2.2 bar
2.3 baz
2.4 cookies
2.5 more stuff
2.6 even more stuff

Now, I have no real clue how to do that. I can't seem to set a starting number when using the numbered list button or looking at the details of it. Even if I create a numbered list, add two items and then indent the next item, it starts with 1, but will not display 2.1 although it is clearly a sub point of number 2.

I'm now going to just not use a list at all and number it myself. Can anyone tell me how to do this?

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Powerpoint 2010 does not support the style you are after, but the numbering for the levels can start wherever you want. I created 2 text boxes, and continued the test in the second box
Bullets and numbering dialog box
By opening up the Bullets and Numbering dialog box, (on the down arrow next to the buttons) I was able to change the start at number for my bullet list

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This seems to be the best option. Thanks :) – simbabque Nov 21 '12 at 19:23

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