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Trying to index a numbered list with header styles

I have a list of items I'm documenting and I want to use H2-H4 to make it readable to users.  I want a table of contents though so I have:


1 <h2>Item 1

  a <h3> detail 1

  b <h3> detail 2

  c <h3> detail 3

2 <h2>Item 1

  a <h3> detail 1

  b <h3> detail 2


But, if I have a numbered list such as the "Item 1" I can't put a header style on it, it's gray'd out.  If I make it:


<h2>Item 1

  1 <h3> detail 1

  2 <h3> detail 2

  3 <h3> detail 3

<h2>Item 1

  1 <h3> detail 1

  2 <h3> detail 2


then I can put a header style on Item 1 and Item 2, But our style is the first.  

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Hana Kučerová Community Leader Dec 24, 2020

Hi @Robert Harris,

welcome to the Atlassian Community!

I would recommend you to use table of contents macro instead of create it manually. It will generate your TOC automatically based on the contents of the page and there are a lot of customizations available.

Ryan Wise I'm New Here Oct 01, 2021

Yes, but the ToC macro won't let you add headings to lists. Robert is encountering the same issue that I am. He's trying to create a workaround. What customization would allow adding headings to lists or adding parts of a list to a ToC. I'm not seeing it.

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