Working with Lists

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Working with Lists

Working with Lists

The list commands are located on the Paragraph group of the HOME tab. To add a bulleted list to a Microsoft Word document:

  1. Click the left side of the Bullets command:
  2. Begin typing.
  3. Press the Enter key to add additional bullets.
  4. Press the Enter key twice to get out of list mode.

To add a numbered list to a Microsoft Word document:

  1. Click the left side of the Numbering command:
  2. Begin typing.
  3. Press the Enter key to add additional numbers.
  4. Press the Enter key twice to get out of list mode.

To change the type of list in your document:

  1. Select all the entries in your list.
  2. Click the left side of either the Bullet or Numbering command.
  3. Click outside the list to deselect it.

Creating Custom Bullets

You can create custom bullets in a list in Word:

  1. From the HOME tab, in the Paragraph group, select the Bullets drop-down list.
  2. Select Define New Bullet.
  3. Select a bullet character and alignment options, and click OK.
  4. The custom bullet is inserted.

Modifying List Indendation

To modify a list's indentation:

  1. Select the list.
  2. From the HOME tab, in the Paragraph group, select the Decrease Indent or Increase Indent option.

Modifying Line Spacing in a List

To modify line spacing in a list:

  1. Select the list.
  2. From the HOME tab, in the Paragraph group, select the Line and Character Spacing drop-down list.
  3. Select an option.

Increasing and Decreasing List Levels

To increate and decrease list levels:

  1. Select the list.
  2. From the HOME tab, in the Paragraph group, select the Multilevel List drop-down list.
  3. Select an option for the list level.

Modifying List Numbering

To modify the numbering in a list (for example, to start a list at number 3 instead of number 1, the default):

  1. Within the list, from the HOME tab, in the Paragraph group, select the Numbering drop-down list.
  2. Select Set Numbering Value.
  3. In the Set Numbering Value dialog box, in the Set value to section, select a number and click OK.
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