TOC macro with multi-digit numbering (e.g. 2.1.2)


is it possible to adapt the Table of Content macro so that it displays multi-digit numbering?

What I want, is numbering like this:

1. aaa
_ 1.1 aaa1
_ 1.2 aaa2
2. bbb ...

What I get when I enter "decimal" in the "List Style" field of the macro's menu is this:

1. aaaa
_ 1. aaa1
_ 2. aaa2
2. bbb


I also tried something different with CSS and some self defined counters. This actually works but the layout is mixed up with the numbers overlapping etc. Here, I haven't figured out what settings must be changed (probably some margins and/or paddings?):

body {
counter-reset: counterA; 

ul li:before {
content: counter(counterA) ". ";
counter-increment: counterA;
ul li {

ul li ul li:before {
content: counter(counterA) "." counter(counterB) ". ";
counter-increment: counterB; 

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Okay, found out: Clicking the checkbox "Display Section Numbering" does the job.

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