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

Multilevel lists

Multilevel lists allow you to create an outline with multiple levels. Any bulleted or numbered list can be turned into a multilevel list by using the Tab key.

Screenshot of Word 2013A multilevel list

To create a multilevel list:

  1. Place the insertion point at the beginning of the line you want to move.

    Screenshot of Word 2013Placing the insertion point
  2. Press the Tab key to increase the indent level of the line. The line will move to the right.

    Screenshot of Word 2013Increasing the indent level

To increase or decrease an indent level:

You can make adjustments to the organization of a multilevel list by increasing or decreasing the indent levels. There are several ways to change the indent level:

When formatting a multilevel list, Word will use the default bullet style. To change the style of a multilevel list, select the list, then click the Multilevel list command on the Home tab.

Screenshot of Word 2013Formatting a multilevel list