Working with Lists

In MS Word bulleted lists can help arrange Word documents so they are clearer. In Word numbered lists can do the same thing.

Using bulleted and numbered lists

Video: Working with Lists in Word 2010

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When you want to organize lists in Word, you can format them as either bulleted or numbered lists. Word offers a variety of bullet options that allow you to customize your lists to suit your needs.

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To create a list:

  1. Select the text you want to format as a list.
  2. Click the Bullets or Numbering drop-down arrow on the Home tab.
    The Bullets and Numbering commands and drop-down arrows The Bullets and Numbering commands and drop-down arrows
  3. Select the bullet or numbering style you want to use, and it will appear in the document.
  4. To remove numbers or bullets from a list, select the list, then click the Bullets or Numbering commands.

When you're editing a list, you can press Enter to start a new line, and the new line will automatically have a bullet or number. When you've reached the end of your list, press Enter twice to return to normal formatting.