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When I attempt to modify a multilevel list, by promoting or demoting sections, the numbering formatting goes away for the section and any subsections underneath it. I have to go up and click on numbering again for each section and subsection.

  • Maybe you can consider to use Outline view to change the heading format and levels for your document. Check this article: support.office.com/en-us/article/… – WinniL Jun 29 '18 at 8:04
  • The same behavior is exhibited when the edits are made with the outline view controls. I also see no place to indicate that "heading levels should have the numbering applied" – Joshua Jun 29 '18 at 11:49
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There is actually a multiline list style that does this. The iconography doesn't quite make sense but I'll just post a pictureof the options in question. The one that is X'd out looks like it will give you numbering, until you change the text to be a heading, then the numbering goes away. Once I saw that, I looked closer at the styles and saw the one with the checkmark, which does what I want.

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