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Microsoft Word Help with step-by-step on how to insert or remove automatic bullets or numbering in a document. Learn how to do an outline numbering as well!

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Simple Numbered & Bulleted Lists
End Automatic Bullets or Numbering
Insert Bullets with the Dialog box
Insert Numbers with the Dialog Box
Continue a Numbered List
Restart a Numbered List
Creating an Outline Numbered List

Numbered lists are invaluable in books and manuals that present a lot of step-by-step procedures.

Use bulleted lists when you want to present alternatives to the reader. A bullet is a black filled-in circle or other character.

Insert Bullets with the Bullets and Numbering Dialog Box

Another way of choosing a bulleted list, is to use the Bullets and Numbering dialog box. This Microsoft Word help with an option which allows you to define your bullets to anything you want.

To insert Bullets with the Bullets and Numbering dialog box, follow these steps:

1. The cursor must be on a new line, do this by pressing Enter.
2. Choose Format ► Bullets and Numbering.

Or right-clicking and choose Bullets and Numbering from the shortcut menu.
3. In the Bullets and Numbering dialog box, click the Bulleted tab.
  Microsoft Word Help: Bulleted tab dialog box
4. Click the preview of the bullet that you want to use.

If there isn't one that you like click the Customize button.
  Microsoft Word Help: customize bulleted list dialog box
5. Click the Character button to choose another Symbol character or click the Picture button to choose a different picture.
6. From the Bullet Position option, change the Indent At. This will move the bullet closer or further away from the margin. If the Indent At is changed to 0.0 then the bullet will be exactly in line with the margin.

Microsoft Word help you, just watch the Preview as you change any of the options.
7. From the Text Position option, change the Tab Space After to an amount which will be the space between the bullet and where the text starts.

Change the Indent At to an amount which would be bigger if you want a hanging indent, or the same amount as Tab Space After to have the next line of the paragraph start in alignment with the beginning of the paragraph.
8. Once you're done, click OK.

Your new bullet is placed on a new line, ready for you to start typing your list.

Word Office Helper Press ENTER at the end of the line
to get a new line starting with a bullet.

Press ENTER TWICE to stop the bulleted list.
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See also... Simple Bullets & Numbering | Numbers with the Dialog Box
Continue a List | Restart a List | Create Outline Numbered List
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