Lists

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.
    Selecting 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.
    The 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.
    Viewing the live preview
  4. The text will format as a numbered list.
    The 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.
    Restarting a list
  2. The list numbering will restart.
    The restarted list

You can also set a list to continue numbering from the previous list. To do this, right-click and select Continue Numbering.

Continuing a list