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Word 2000 in a Nutshell by Walter Glenn

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Format Bullets and Numbering

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There are several ways to create a list (bulleted or numbered) in Word:

  • Type a line that starts with an asterisk (*) or a number and period (1.). As soon as you hit Enter, Word turns it and following lines into a bulleted or numbered list.

  • Click the Numbering or Bullets buttons on the Formatting toolbar and start typing. Word formats the list automatically. Using the Format Bullets and Numbering command works too.

  • Select a range of paragraphs and click the Numbering or Bullets buttons. Word turns the selected text into a list. Using the Format Bullets and Numbering command works too.

For most documents, the default round bullets or Arabic numbers that Word creates automatically are fine. When they’re not, use Format Bullets and Numbering to open the Bullets and Numbering dialog box and customize the list format.

The Bullets and Numbering dialog box offers three tabs: Bulleted, Numbered, and Outline Numbered.

The Bulleted Tab

Use the Bulleted tab (Figure 8-5) to choose from seven different bullet characters, plus a None option that turns off bulleting for the selected text. To choose fancy clip art bullets from the Office Clip Gallery, click the Picture button (for more on using the gallery, see Chapter 7). To choose an alternate font character (such as Wingdings or Monotype Sorts), bullet size, indent position, or distance between bullet and text, click the Customize button.

Figure 8-5. Choosing an alternate bullet

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