The last template on the bottom right in the list gallery for each list type is used for temporary list customization. It works in exactly the same way as the other templates, but it is not stored permanently like the other templates. It is overwritten every time you perform a new temporary customization for the current list type.
This works because the templates are not dynamically linked to the lists formatted with them. Changing the list template definition does not change existing lists unless you reformat them with the updated template.
You can use this fact to create and format more different list types than the available number of template slots. To reuse a list type that isn't stored in a template you just need to load it into the temporary list template slot. Then you can apply it to other lists.
You customize existing lists by selecting or clicking in the list. Then you click on the arrow on the right of the or tool in the Toolbar and then select Bullets and Numbering at the bottom of the dialog displayed to open the list gallery. If Help+Manual recognizes the list type it will preselect the template.
This is the normal case. When you customize any list templates except the last one (bottom right) the template is stored in your project and will be available in that project in the future.
If the list is not known no list template is preselected when you open the gallery:
You then have the following choices:
•If you click Customize for the unknown list the settings of the currently loaded list will be loaded into the editing dialog. When you save, your changes will be automatically saved in the last, temporary template slot. This is not permanent because it will be overwritten automatically by the next temporary customization.
•If you select any of the other templates before selecting Customize the settings from the current list will not be loaded. Instead, you will edit the settings for that template and apply them to the current list when you close the dialog. The changes in the template will be stored permanently.
You can use this behavior to reuse the formatting of an unknown list type as a template. You just need to load the list formatting into the temporary template slot. Then it will be available for use until you reuse the slot.
1.Click in the list whose formatting you want to reuse.
2.Then click on the arrow on the right of the or tool in the Toolbar and select Bullets and Numbering at the bottom of the dialog displayed to open the list gallery.
3.DON'T select any list template! Instead, just click on the Customize button.
4.If you want to make any changes, you can. Otherwise, just click directly on OK. You will see this dialog:
5.The loaded/customized settings will then be saved in the last template slot, where they can be used just like all the other templates.
To create a temporary customization yourself, you just need to select the last template slot (bottom right) and customize that. You can continue to use this template in exactly the same way as all the others. You just need to remember that it will be overwritten the next time you perform a temporary customization. This applies for all list types (Bulleted, Numbered, Outline Numbered).