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Default Word 2007 template "Restart at 1" changes styles

In Word 2007, I would like to create a template where I can have numbered lists in which the list items have different formatting depending on their role in the list, and I would like the formatting to be controlled by styles. Each separate list (containing items of the various styles) should start at 1. The problem I'm encountering is that on the second numbered list, when I right-click the first line and select "Restart at 1" the style of that line changes to the style’s “parent” style. I think I need to use a parent style so the numbering will be continuous within my list.
To reproduce the problem in distilled form, I’ve created a new template file at

I have a style called Use Case based on the List Paragraph style (I created it by starting with Normal and applying a single-level numbered list and editing the Adjust List Indents properties), and another style, Use Case Emphasis, based on Use Case and with italics added. If I create the following two lists:

Use Case 1 (Normal style underlined)
1. Use case 1 step 1 (Use Case style)
2. Use case 1 step 2 (Use Case style)
3. Use case 1 step 3 (Use Case style)
4. Use case 1 step 4 (Use Case style)

Use Case 2 (Normal style underlined)

5. Use Case 2 step 1 (Use Case Emphasis style)
6. Use Case 2 step 2 (Use Case Emphasis style)
7. Use Case 2 step 3 (Use Case style)
8. Use Case 2 step 4 (Use Case style)

Note that lines 5 and 6 are in Use Case Emphasis style; this is correct. Now I want the second list to be numbered from 1 to 4 so I right-click line 5 and select “Restart at 1.” The list becomes numbered from 1 to 4 as I wanted, but now line 1 (formerly line 5) is in Use Case style and not in Use Case Emphasis style. What’s more, if I manually apply Use Case Emphasis back to the line, the numbering reverts back to 5 to 8!

From these forums I have read that the numbering is separate from the style, so I can't imagine how changing the numbering should change the style.

As you will see in the example, this behavior exist also if I create my Use Case style based on a multilevel numbered list.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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