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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.

Numbers with the Bullets and Numbering Dialog Box

Another way of choosing a numbering list, is to use the Bullets and Numbering dialog box. This option allows you to define your numbering to anything you want and also add a few characters as well.

To insert Numbering 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 Numbered tab.
  Microsoft Word Help: Numbered 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 numbered list dialog box
5. In the Number Format text box, you can add a character or two to enhance your number. For example, add an asterisk (*), square brackets [], or any other character that you can think of!
6. Click the Font button to change the font of the numbering to something more interesting.
7. Click the Number Style drop-down arrow and choose a different number style.
8. Change the Start At number if you want your numbered list to start at a different number than 1.
9. From the Number Position option, change the Alignment of the numbering. Change the Aligned At to an amount you want. This will move the number closer or further away from the margin. If the Indent At is changed to 0.0 then the number will be exactly in line with the margin.

Microsoft Word help you, just watch the Preview as you change any of the options.
10. From the Text Position option, change the Tab Space After to an amount which will be the space between the number 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.
11. Once you're done, click OK.

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

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to get a new line starting with a number.

Press ENTER TWICE to stop the numbered list.

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See also... Simple Bullets & Numbering | Bullets with the Dialog Box
Continue a List | Restart a List | Create Outline Numbered List
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