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Chapter 3. Formatting Documents > Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists

Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists

The best way to draw attention to a list is to format the items with bullets or numbers. You can even create multi-level lists. For different emphasis, change any bullet or number style to one of Word's many predefined formats. For example, switch round bullets to check boxes or Roman numerals to lowercase letters. You can also customize the list style or insert a picture as a bullet. If you move, insert, or delete items in a numbered list, Word sequentially renumbers the list for you.

Create a Bulleted List

Click where you want to create a bulleted list.

Click the Bullets button on the Formatting toolbar.

Type the first item in your list, and then press Enter.

Type the next item in your list, and then press Enter.

Click the Bullets button on the Formatting toolbar, or press Enter again to end the list.

Create a Numbered List

Click where you want to create a numbered list.

Click the Numbering button on the Formatting toolbar.

Type the first item in your list, and then press Enter.

Type the next item in your list, and then press Enter.

Click the Numbering button on the Formatting toolbar, or press Enter again to end the list.

Change Bullet or Number Styles

Select the list, click the Format menu, and then click Bullets And Numbering.

Click the Bulleted tab or the Numbered tab.

Click a predefined format.

Click Customize to change the format style. You can change the Bullet (or Number) Position and Text Position options to specify where you want the bullet (or number) to appear and how much to indent the text.

To add a graphic bullet, click Picture, select the picture you want, and then click OK.

Click OK.

Create a Multi-Level Bulleted or Numbered List

Start the list as usual.

Press Tab to indent a line to the next level bullet or number, type the item, and then press Enter to insert the next bullet or number.

Press Shift+Tab to return to the previous level bullet or number.

End the list as usual.

Did You Know?

You can quickly create a numbered list. Click to place the insertion point at the beginning of a line, type 1., press the Spacebar, type the first item, and then press Enter. Press Enter or Backspace to end the list.


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