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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 insert a picture as a bullet or customize the numbering list style—including fixed-digits, such as 001, 002, etc. (New!). If you move, insert, or delete items in a numbered list, Word sequentially renumbers the list for you.

Create a Bulleted List

  • yellow-circle1.jpg Click where you want to create a bulleted list.
  • yellow-circle2.jpg Click the Home tab.
  • yellow-circle3.jpg Click the Bullets button arrow, and then select a bullet style.
  • yellow-circle4.jpg Type the first item in your list, and then press Enter.
  • yellow-circle5.jpg Type the next item in your list, and then press Enter.
  • yellow-circle6.jpg Click the Bullets button, or press Enter again to end the list.

Create a Numbered List

  • yellow-circle1.jpg Click where you want to create a numbered list.
  • yellow-circle2.jpg Click the Home tab.
  • yellow-circle3.jpg Click the Numbering button arrow, and then select a numbering style.
  • yellow-circle4.jpg Type the first item in your list, and then press Enter.
  • yellow-circle5.jpg Type the next item in your list, and then press Enter.
  • yellow-circle6.jpg Click the Numbering button, or press Enter again to end the list.

Change Bullet or Number Styles

  • yellow-circle1.jpg Select the list, and then click the Home tab.
  • yellow-circle2.jpg Click the Bullets or Numbering button arrow.
  • yellow-circle3.jpg Click a predefined format, or click Define New Bullet or Define New Number Format.
  • yellow-circle4.jpg Select the appropriate options:
    • Bullet. Click Symbol, Picture, or Font, and then select the picture you want.

    • Number. Select a numbering style (New!), font, and format.

  • yellow-circle5.jpg Specify the alignment and any other formatting you want.
  • yellow-circle6.jpg Click OK.

Create a Multi-Level Bulleted or Numbered List

  • yellow-circle1.jpg Start the list as usual.
  • yellow-circle2.jpg 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.
  • yellow-circle3.jpg Press Shift+Tab to return to the previous level bullet or number.
  • yellow-circle4.jpg To format the multi-level list, select the list, click the Multi-Level List button on the Home tab, and then select a format.
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