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Tools AutoCorrect a table with one row and a column for each pair of plus signs. The number of hyphens used controls the initial width of the columns, but not very precisely. The example shown would have three columns. 4. Automatic bulleted lists. Apply bulleted list formatting by typing an asterisk (*), hy- phen (-), or right arrow (>) followed by a space or tab at the beginning of a paragraph. For example, typing "* This is the first item in a list" and pressing Enter would begin a bulleted list. 5. Automatic numbered lists. Start a numbered list by typing a number or letter followed by a period and a space (or tab) at the beginning of a paragraph. 6. "Straight quotes" with "smart quotes". Changes straight quotations (") to smart (curly) quotations that surround the quoted material. 7. Ordinals (1st) with superscript. Type a number followed by an ordinal such as st or rd and Word automatically places the ordinal in superscript, such as in "1 st ." 8. Fractions (1/2) with fraction character ( / 2 ). Type a fraction using the forward slash (1/2) and Word automatically applies fraction formatting ( 1 / 2 ). This only works with common single digit fractions such as 1 / 4 , 1 / 2 , and 3 / 4 . For some reason, it does not work with 1 / 3 . 9. Symbol characters (--) with symbols (-). This option replaces two hyphens with an en dash and three hyphens (---) with an em dash. Have Word replace other common symbol notation with actual symbols (like (tm) with TM) using the AutoCorrect tab discussed previously.