Word – Define new multilevel list vs Define new list style

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What's the difference between two items in paragraph menu section of Word 2010: "Define new multilevel list" and "Define new list style"?
Are these items in the same correlation as direct formatting and styles?

Best Answer

In short, one is to create while the other is to modify. Here is Microsoft's definition of the two functions;

What is the difference between the Define New Multilevel List and Define New List Style commands? The Define New Multilevel List command is convenient for creating and saving a list style that you won't ever change or that you will use in a single document. You can use the Define New List Style command to change the style design you created. If you use the Define New List Style command to define a new list style and then you make changes to the style, every instance of that list style is updated in the document.