Numbered lists use the 1, 2, 3 numerical style by default. It's possible to change the numbered list styles to something else such as a list using alphabets or Roman numerals just like you change bulleted list styles. You can use several numerical styles in PowerPoint. There are variations in digits, alphabets, and Roman numerical styles. Follow these steps to learn more in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac:
- Open your presentation and navigate to the slide that contains a numbered list. Select the text in one of the following ways:
- If you want to make changes to just one line in the numbered list of the text placeholder (or text box), then select that individual line.
- If you want to make these changes to all lines in the numbered list of the text placeholder (or text box), you can select the entire placeholder by clicking on the edge of the placeholder as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Numbered list selected on the slide
- Access the Home tab of the Ribbon. Within the Paragraph group, click the arrow beside the Numbered List button (highlighted in red within Figure 2).
Figure 2: Numbered List button within the Home tab of the Ribbon
- This brings up the Numbered List gallery, as shown in Figure 3. The highlighted number style (second from top-left in Figure 3, below) is the current number style applied to your selected text.
Figure 3: Numbered List gallery
- In this gallery, click on the style preview of your choice to apply it to your selected text. In Figure 4 you can see that the Roman numerical style is being selected.
Figure 4: New Numbered List style being selected
- Figure 5 shows that the Numbered List style of the selected text has changed from conventional digits to the Roman numerical style (compare Figures 1 and 5).
Figure 5: Numbered List style changed
- Save your presentation often.