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When you create and save a document in Word 2000 that contains a numbered list, and you then open that document in a different version of Word, the formatting of the numbered list may change unexpectedly.
If you open a document with a numbered list in Word 97, the numbered list is formatted as Outline Numbered.
If you open a document with a numbered list in Word 6, the numbers in the numbered list are text.
This problem occurs because Word 2000 numbering supports multilevel numbering and versions of Word previous to Word 2000 do not.
There is no converter for changing Word 2000 documents to Word 97, because the document format is identical; however, the only numbering format in Word 97 that supports multilevel numbering is Outline Numbered.
Word 6 displays a multilevel numbering format as text.
If you do not edit a Word 2000 list in Word 97 or Word 6, the numbered list will appear as expected and no workaround is required.
If you plan to edit the Word 2000 list in Word 97, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Word 2000 supports multilevel numbering. You can make a numbered list and then add items to the list. When you indent an item on the list, it will create a subordinate list under the item immediately above it, and restart the numbering.