To Do: Insert Numbers and Bullets
Word makes numbered and bulleted lists easy to produce. Assuming that the typical AutoFormat options are set (select Tools, AutoCorrect Options, AutoFormat as You Type and make sure that the options labeled Automatic Bulleted Lists and Automatic Numbered Lists are checked), follow these steps to create a formatted and indented numbered list:
In other words, to create a well-formatted numbered list, just start typing the list! Word formats and numbers your list after you enter the first item.
If you want to convert a series of paragraphs or lines into a numbered list, select the text and then click the Numbering toolbar button. Figure 3.4 shows a numbered list.
Figure 3.4. Word helps you create numbered lists.
Here's another numbering trick: Before you begin typing the numbered list, click the Numbering toolbar button. Word types the first number for you and inserts a tab. You only have to complete the numbered item. Word continues to add the numbers as you type the list.
If you want to create a bulleted list, type the items to be bulleted, select the items, and then click the Bullets button. Again, when you add and delete items, Word automatically adds or removes the bullets.
Often, you might want to indent a numbered or bulleted list differently from Word's default location. To do so, simply highlight the list and click the Increase Indent toolbar button. You can move the list back to the left by clicking the Decrease Indent toolbar button. If you first highlight one item in the list, Word increases or decreases the indention for that one item.