You can achieve the numbering scheme shown above by using a standard numbered list, but you would need to assign the correct list styling to every list level. That's a lot of manual labor. And it's not easy to quickly change the list style, especially if you've applied the style manually across multiple topics.
With multilevel lists, you create a single style that can be used in multiple topics throughout a RoboHelp project. And best of all: you control everything through the style sheet, allowing you to change all the multilevel lists in a central location.
In this article I will show you how to create and use a multilevel list. I will focus on the basic settings first. With these basic settings you can use Multilevel Lists in your projects. In a future article I will show you some cool things you can do with multilevel lists.
Create a Multilevel List
- On the Project Manager pod, double-click your style sheet to open the Styles dialog box.
- In the Styles dialog box, right-click Multilevel Lists and chooseNew.
- Enter a name for your list style and press [enter].
- From the Apply Formatting To drop-down menu, choose Level 1.
- From the Paragraph Style drop-down menu, choose a paragraph style. (I recommend using the Normal style so that the list uses the default topic formatting.)
- From the List Style drop-down menu, choose a list style. (In my example I chose upper-alpha.)
- Return to the Apply Formatting To drop-down menu and select and format other levels as needed. (In the sample list pictured at at the beginning of this article, I formatted the first three levels.)
- When finished, click the OK button to save your changes.
The Multilevel list is now set up and ready to use.
Apply a Multilevel List To Topic Text
- Open a topic and select some text.
- Click the Create a Multilevel List tool.
- Select your Multilevel List in the Available Lists Styles field and then click the OK button.
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