By default, PowerPoint uses the 1, 2, 3 numerical style for numbered lists. And since you can change bulleted list styles, it is only natural that you expect some changes to be allowed for numbered list styles too. PowerPoint allows you to change to several numerical styles. There are variations in digits, alphabets, and Roman numerical styles. Follow these steps to learn more:
- Open any presentation or create a new one. Then navigate to a slide that contains a numbered list. Select the entire placeholder by clicking on the edge of the placeholder (see Figure 1).
Figure 1: Slide with numbered text
- Access the Home tab of the Ribbon. Within the Paragraph group, click the arrow beside the Numbering button (highlighted in red in Figure 2).
Figure 2: The Numbering button in the Home tab of the Ribbon
- This brings up the Numbering gallery, as shown in Figure 3. The highlighted number style is the current number style applied to your selected text.
Figure 3: Numbering gallery
- Now hover the cursor over any of the number style previews in this gallery. As you move over different previews, the selected text shows you a Live Preview of the number style applied. Click on the preview to apply the style to your selected text (see Figure 4).
Figure 4: Live preview of number styles
- Figure 5 shows the number style of the selected text changed from digits to Roman numerical style (compare Figures 1 and 5).
Figure 5: Number style changed