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In Google Docs I have a main list:

1. asd
  1.1. zxc
  1.2. qwe
2. mnb

Inside list item 1.1. I need to insert a different list completely independent from the main list, such as:

    1. asd
      1.1. zxc
     1. poi
     2. lkj
      1.2. qwe
    2. mnb

But no matter what I do, the inner list either continues the numbering form the main list or completely alter the main list numbering:

    1. asd
      1.1. zxc
    2. poi
    3. lkj
      3.1. qwe
    4. mnb

or

    1. asd
      1.1. zxc
    1. poi
    2. lkj
      2.1. qwe
    3. mnb

I tried restarting the numbering on the inner list, continuing the numbering on the main list, and changing the indentation as well, all to no avail.

Any idea how I can detach this inner list from the main one?

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What I ended up doing was a little not so pretty workaround, but it works.
In my case, after list item 1.1. I hit Enter to start a new list item at that same level, then hit Enter again, a couple mo more times, to shift the item to the previous list level until it is not part of the list anymore.

Enter

1. asd
  1.1. zxc
  1.2. 
  1.3. qwe

Enter again

1. asd
  1.1. zxc
2. 
  2.1. qwe

Enter again

1. asd
  1.1. zxc

  1.2. qwe

Then, in the empty line between 1.1. and 1.2. list items I have created a new bulletted list this time. When I tried to create a numbered list in there it continued the previous list instead of creating a new one.

 1. asd
   1.1. zxc
  * poi
  * lkj
   1.2. qwe

Then I converted the bulletted list into a numbered list and it ended up as I wanted it.

 1. asd
   1.1. zxc
  1. poi
  2. lkj
   1.2. qwe
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