Lesson 1, Topic 1
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3.4. Bullets and numbering are applied to paragraphs.

ryanrori January 11, 2021

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Using Bulleted Lists

With Word, you can make bulleted lists, numbered lists, or outlines. You can create bulleted lists using the Formatting toolbar, the Bullets and Numbering dialog box, or AutoFormatting.

 

Using the Formatting Toolbar

This is an example of a bulleted listWhen the text wraps, it does not wrap all the way to the bullet, but only to where the first line of text beganThe BULLETS button acts like a toggle switch. Clicking once turns it on; clicking a second time turns it offTo change the bullet style or the indents, use the dialog box option

Applying Bullets as You Type

When you are ready to add bulleted text to your document, use the following steps:

Windows:

  1. Place the insertion point where you want the bullets to begin
  2. On the Formatting toolbar, click BULLETS
    NOTE: Word inserts the first bullet and moves the insertion point a quarter inch to the right, where you can begin typing text.
  3. Type the desired text
    If the text wraps, Word maintains the indent.
  4. Press [Enter]
    Another bullet appears.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 as necessary
  6. When finished typing the last line of bulleted text, press [Enter]
    The insertion point should appear on a blank bulleted line.
  7. To end the bulleted list, on the Formatting toolbar, click BULLETS
    OR
    To end the bulleted list, press [Enter]

Applying Bullets to Existing Text

  1. Select the text to be bulleted
  2. Windows: On the Formatting toolbar, click BULLETS

To remove bullets:

  1. Select the bulleted text
  2. Windows: On the Formatting toolbar, click BULLETS

Using the Bullets and Numbering Dialog Box

The Bullets and Numbering dialog box can be used to add or remove bullets and numbers, just as the Formatting buttons can. However, the dialog box gives you many more options in modifying bullets and the spacing around bullets. Also, the Bullets and Numbering dialog box gives you options to customize your bullets.

The following sections require you to access the Bullets and Numbering dialog box from the Format menu; however, you can also access the Bullets and Numbering dialog box by accessing the Quick menu.

 

To access the dialog box through the Quick menu:

  1. Right click the area that has or will have bullets » select Bullets and Numbering…The Bullets and Numbering dialog box appears.

Applying Bullets as You Type

  • This is an example of bulleted text
  • When the text wraps, it does not wrap all the way to the bullet, but only to where the first line of text began
  • Place the insertion point where you want the bullets to begin
  • From the Format menu, select Bullets and Numbering…The Bullets and Numbering dialog box appears.
  • Select the Bulleted tab
  • Select the desired bullet style
  • Click OK
  • Type the desired text; if the text wraps, Word maintains the indent.
  • Windows: Press [Enter]Another bullet appears.
  • Repeat steps 6 and 7 as necessary
  • When finished typing the last line of bulleted text, press [Enter]
    The insertion point should appear on a blank bulleted line.
  • To end the bulleted list, from the Format menu, select Bullets and Numbering…The Bullets and Numbering dialog box appears.
  • Select the Bulleted tab
  • Click NONE
  • Click OK

Applying Bullets to Existing Text

  1. Select the text to be bulleted
  2. From the Format menu, select Bullets and Numbering…The Bullets and Numbering dialog box appears.
  3. Select the Bulleted tab
  4. Select the desired bullet style
  5. Click OK, the selected text is bulleted.

 

To remove bullets:

  1. Select the bulleted text
  2. From the Format menu, select Bullets and Numbering…The Bullets and Numbering dialog box appears.
  3. Select the Bulleted tab
  4. Click NONE
  5. Click OK, the bullets are removed.

Using Auto Formatting

Bulleted lists can be created automatically as you type if you have those options selected in the AutoCorrect dialog box. If you have created a specific bullet style, you may want to turn this option off.

 

Working with Formatted Bullets

The paragraph character ¶ influences the formatting of the bullet of a list item. If one or more bullets have an undesired colour, the paragraph character was included when the colour formatting was applied.

To remove the formatting from the bullet only:

  1. On the Standard toolbar, click SHOW/HIDE the non-printing symbols are displayed.
  2. Select the paragraph symbol for the list item with the formatted bullet
  3. Windows: Using the Formatting toolbar buttons, remove the formatting