Google Docs: Define numbering for numbered list item on a lower level

by CrazyQwert   Last Updated February 15, 2018 13:03 PM - source

I have a document with several headings and subheadings that shall be numbered. The numbering style is supposed to be as follows:

1.  Heading


    1.1  Subheading


2.  Heading


However, since I added the numbering option afterwards, google docs does not recognise my headings as being part of one and the same list, but starts the numbering a new for every (sub)heading:

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Now, I do know how to change the number of a specific item in a numbered list in order to match its place:

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However, what I do not know is, how I can change it for my subheading:

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when I try it the same way I did with the second heading, it will not recognise my input as being a valid one:

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How can I either make docs recognise all my headings as being part of the same list, or restart the numbering for an item on a "lower hierarchy level"?

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