Affinity Consulting Blog

Legal writing usually requires traditional paragraph structure. However, creating an outline can still be important. In some situations, you want the final product to be an outline. In other case, especially when creating long or complex documents, using an outline structure can help you better organize what will later become a paragraph-based document.

So how to you create a basic Outline, also called a multilevel list, in Word?

1. Create a new blank document.

2. Click Home and, in the Paragraph group, click the arrow next to Multilevel List.

3. Choose an outline style from the List Library. Point to each outline style in the library to view all the levels for the style.

4. Start typing to begin the list. Press Enter when you finish the line to start a new line.

5. To start a new list level, press the Tab key and begin typing.

6. Press Enter to return to the previous list level.

Note: When you start a paragraph with an asterisk and a space (* ) or with number 1 and a period (1.), Word displays the AutoCorrect Options button and begins building a bulleted or numbered list. If you don't want a bulleted or numbered list, click the AutoCorrect Options button and then click Stop Automatically Creating Bulleted Lists or Stop Automatically Creating Numbered Lists.

To arrange for Word training customized for your firm, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Let's Get Started Today

with a plan that's right for your practice.

Let Us Teach You

Take advantage of our blog resources, sign up for our law office technology white papers, take a course from Affinity University, Attend all of our Live Events.

Start Now

Hire Us To Do It For You

Hire Affinity Consulting Group to make your law office run more efficiently than ever… We can deliver the hardware, the software, and the training that is perfect to make your law office more efficient.

Start Now

Work With Us

We can give you expert guidance, helping you make smart choices for your law firm. We can help you analyze your current situation and make suggestions that will point you in the right direction.

Start Now

Sign up for our newsletter and

keep your law office efficient.

Join over 4,000 successful law firms who receive our newsletter today.


Read Our Previous Newsletters