How to Create Lists in Word
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.
A numbered list will automatically number each line of the list in sequence. This is helpful for a list of steps that must be done in order.
The selected items are turned into a numbered list.
You can remove the list formatting by clicking the Numbering button again.
Use bulleted lists when the order of items in a list doesn’t matter, such as listing items you need to buy.
The selected items are formatted as a bulleted list.
Like with a numbered list, clicking the Bullets button again will turn off the list formatting.
Both numbered and bulleted lists can have multiple levels, letting you put together an outline of topics and subtopics. Any list can be turned into a multilevel list by demoting list items.
The list item is indented, and depending on the list style, the bullet or number may change.
You can indent a list item multiple times to create additional levels.
To promote a list item back to a higher level, just click the Decrease Indent button.
While both bulleted and numbered lists have a default style, you can change the bullet style or numbering style for your lists.
You could also select just a single list item to change only that list item’s style.
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.
The list style is updated.
Numbered lists automatically number each list item in order, but you can change it if you need to.
The list numbering is updated.