Bulleted and Numbered Lists
Word lets you make two types of lists: bulleted and numbered. Bulleted and numbered lists help to simplify steps or items to readers. Teachers often use bulleted lists to highlight important pieces of their lessons. Manuals often include numbered lists to assist readers with step-by-step instruction.
A bullet is usually a black circle, but it can be any other symbol used to highlight items in a list. Use bullets to list items that do not have to be in any particular order.
Numbers—or letters—are used when information must be in a certain order. You can use the default bullets and numbering settings by clicking the appropriate button on the Formatting toolbar.