Formatting Simple Lists with Bullets and Numbers

By far, the simplest way to create a bulleted or numbered list is to use one of the many shortcuts for starting and continuing such lists. For example, if you type a number or letter, followed by a period, a space, and then text, Word begins a numbered list, provided that you haven't disabled the options on the AutoFormat As You Type tab in the AutoCorrect dialog box. Dozens of combinations are available.

→ To have Word handle some of the formatting chores for you, see "Automatic Formatting".

Numbering and bulleting are paragraph properties. As such, they're stored in the paragraph mark and travel if the paragraph mark is copied, cut, or pasted. Position the insertion point inside a numbered or ...

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