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

To create a numbered list:

When you need to organize text into a numbered list, Word offers several numbering options. You can format your list with numbers, letters, or Roman numerals.

  1. Select the text you want to format as a list.

    Screenshot of Word 2013Selecting text to format
  2. On the Home tab, click the drop-down arrow next to the Numbering command. A menu of numbering styles will appear.

    Screenshot of Word 2013The number command
  3. Move the mouse over the various numbering styles. A live preview of the numbering style will appear in the document. Select the numbering style you want to use.

    Screenshot of Word 2013Viewing the live preview
  4. The text will format as a numbered list.

    Screenshot of Word 2013The formatted list

To restart a numbered list:

If you want to restart the numbering of a list, Word has a Restart at 1 option. It can be applied to numeric and alphabetical lists.

  1. Right-click the list item you want to restart the numbering for, then select Restart at 1 from the menu that appears.

    Screenshot of Word 2013Restarting a list
  2. The list numbering will restart.

    Screenshot of Word 2013The restarted list