The "Bullets & numbering" section of InDesign paragraph styles lets you create "Lists" and give them a name and properties around how and when they restart numbering.

Once a "list" is created, how do I see its properties, or edit it, or delete it? How do I manage this list of lists? All I can find is an option to create lists and choose them, nothing to edit them or delete them. (CS6)

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By "Properties" I mean the three properties defined when you create the list in this dialogue above:

  1. List Name
  2. Is "Continue...stories" ticked yes/no
  3. Is "Continue...book" ticked yes/no

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Edit a defined list

  • Choose Type > Bulleted And Numbered Lists > Define Lists.
  • Select a list and click Edit.
  • Enter a new name for the list or change your selection of Continue Numbers options.

Note: Paragraph styles that are assigned to the list are reassigned to the list under its new name.

Delete a defined list

  • Choose Type > Bulleted And Numbered Lists > Define Lists.
  • Select a list.
  • Click Delete, and then select a different list or the [Default] list to replace your list with.

Lists do not have properties, they group things together. You can pick lists for that reason in the paragraph styles. And you Customize the appearance of a numbered list

Lists themselves can be found here: Type > Bulleted & Numbered Lists > Define Lists

Tutorial: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/how-to/create-bulleted-numbered-lists.html

Help: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/bullets-numbering.html

  • By "Properties" I mean a) list name b) is "Continue...stories" ticked yes/no c) is "Continue...book" ticked yes/no - the three things you set on creating a list, visible in the screenshot Jul 7, 2015 at 11:03
  • Type > Bulleted & Numbered Lists
    – KMSTR
    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:07
  • Great, Type > Bulleted & Numbered Lists > Define Lists answers the question, thanks - why not put that as your answer? Jul 7, 2015 at 12:23
  • Done. The exact location I didn't know either, but I knew they documented it well. Adobe actually has a rather good help site.
    – KMSTR
    Jul 7, 2015 at 12:28

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