The way I interpret what you are saying, it sounds like you are:
1. Selecting a bullet style and then changing its parameters in the options tab and applying it to a list.
2. Applying the same bullet style to a new list and expecting it to match the formatting of the first list.
Is this a correct assessment? If not, please provide:
1. the specific steps or actions you took that caused you to encounter the problem,
2. the behavior you expected, and
3. the behavior you actually encountered (in as much detail as possible).