I want to be able to use number in my nested list, but its changing to alpha like in this picture. I would like to appear as 1 then 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 instead of a,b,c.

Any help?

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    Your picture does not show a nested list, just a plain list – Andrew Swann Aug 5 '13 at 7:51
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    the picture link is dead. – MichaelChirico Sep 1 '16 at 14:56

You can use the enumitem package to customise lists. To achieve list numbering as you ask, use


to begin each of your lists.

Here is an example of such a nested list.

Here is some document text.
  \item First item
  \item Second item
    \item First subitem
    \item Second subitem
    \item Third subitem
  \item Third item

enter image description here

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    +1 Perhaps you could expand your answer with a complete sample document showing a nested list. – Andrew Swann Aug 5 '13 at 7:50
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    Instead of adding [label*=\arabic*.] to every enumerate environment, you can make it global by adding \setlist[enumerate]{label*=\arabic*.} in the preamble. – user11232 Aug 5 '13 at 11:03

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