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Corral Basic Bullets and Numbering

Word offers 10 reliable, customizable, and, best of all, predictable built-in styles for making bulleted and numbered lists. So how come they’ve got nothing to do with those decidedly unpredictable list buttons on the toolbar? Here’s how to hack some more helpful buttons.

Admit it: the first time you ever clicked one of those little list buttons, you were impressed. Bullets! Numbers! Indented and aligned! How do they do that? Not very well, as it turns out.

What happens when you press one of those buttons depends not on the document you’re using, nor on the template on which the document is based. It doesn’t even necessarily depend on what happened the last time you clicked the button. It depends on which one of the seven different available list formats you last chose from the FormatBullets and Numbering dialog, as shown in Figure 4-23.


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