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Part 2. Using Word > Task 13 How to Work with Bulleted and Numbered Lists

Task 13 How to Work with Bulleted and Numbered Lists

Use Word's Bullets and Numbering list features to set off lists of information in your documents. For example, a bulleted list can make a list of related information easy to spot on a page, and a numbered list organizes items that must appear in a certain order. You can set the formatting for a bulleted or numbered list before typing the text of the list, or you can turn existing text into an organized list.

  1. Select Text

    To turn existing text into a list, first select the text.



  2. Use the Formatting Buttons

    To add bullets, click the Bullets button on the Formatting toolbar. To turn the text into a numbered list, click the Numbering button.



  3. View the Formatting

    If you clicked the Bullets button, the selected text is immediately indented with bullet points in front of each line. If you clicked Numbering, the list is numbered sequentially, as shown here.



  4. Add to the List

    To add more items to the list, click at the end of the line before the place where you want to add another item and press Enter. Word inserts a new bullet or numbered step for you; just type in the new text. After you type the last item in the list, press Enter twice to turn the numbered or bulleted list off, or click the Numbering or Bullets button on the toolbar to turn off the feature.



  5. Change the Style

    If you prefer to use a different bullet or numbering style in your list, open the Bullets and Numbering dialog box. Select the text of the list you want to format and choose Format, Bullets and Numbering to open the dialog box.



  6. Apply the Style

    To change the bullet style, click the Bulleted tab and choose another style. To change the number style, click the Numbered tab and select another style. Click OK to close the dialog box and apply the new style.




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