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How to Create Lists in Google Docs

Create Lists

When you have a list of items to include in a document, you can format it as either a bulleted list or a numbered list. Adding a new item to a list will automatically insert a bullet, or a sequential number, in front of the item.

Bulleted and Numbered Lists

When you have a list of items, you can add list formatting to insert numbers or bullets and make it stand out.

  1. Select the text you want to make a list.
  2. Click the Numbered list or Bulleted list button.
    • Numbered list: Automatically insert numbers before each list item; best when sequence is important.
    • Bulleted list: Automatically insert a shape before each list item; best when sequence doesn’t matter.
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Change List Style

While both bulleted and numbered lists have a default style, you can change the bullet style or numbering style for your lists.

  1. Select a list.
  2. Click the Numbered list or Bulleted list button list arrow.
  3. Depending on which style of list you’re using, you can choose a new symbol for the bullets or a different numbering style, such as roman numerals.

  4. Select a list style.
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Change List Levels

Lists can also have multiple levels, allowing a list item to be part of a higher-level item.

  1. Click in a list item.
  2. Click the Increase indent or Decrease indent button.
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