I love using the outline environment (outlines package) for taking notes in class. \1 uses a standard bullet, \2 uses a dash. I wanted to make \3 a bullet and \4 a dash as well. How would I go about doing this as I'm fairly new to LaTeX.

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    Can you please create a minimal working example (MWE)? It really helps us, but in the end you as well.
    – Werner
    Dec 16, 2013 at 21:05
  • I'm just using the package "outlines". Then I can go start{outline} and use \1, \2, \3, or \4 for 4 levels of indentation. So my main points are at a \1 while sub points are a \2 and so on. The default "bullet" for \3 is a * and I want to change that for the whole document. Currently I am going \3[$\bullet$] for each level three to change the bullet type.
    – user42831
    Dec 17, 2013 at 2:05
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The outline environment (in its default form) behaves as itemize, so you can modify \labelitemiii and \labelitemiv:





   \1 Level 1
      \2 Level 2
         \3 Level 3
            \4 Level 4


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  • Can I make it work on beamer as well?
    – Rodrigo
    Sep 13, 2019 at 16:36

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