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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.

Microsoft Word help you with creating an outline numbered list easily.

Creating An Outline Numbered List

An outline numbered list is when you want to use different levels of numbering. For example:

1.   Vegetables
      1.1   Tomatoes
      1.2   Pumpkin
      1.3   Carrots

2.   Fruit
      2.1   Apples
      2.2   Oranges
      2.3   Grapes
or A.   Cars
       A.1)    Mercedes
       A.2)    BMW
       A.3)    Subaru

.   Motorbikes
       B.1)    Honda
       B.2)    Suzuki
       B.3)    Yamaha

To start an outline numbered list, follow these steps:

1. Place the cursor where the Outline Numbering should start.
2. Choose Format ► Bullets and Numbering or right-clicking and choose Bullets and Numbering from the shortcut menu.
3. From the Bullets and Numbering dialog box, click the Outline Numbered tab.
  Microsoft Word Help: outline numbered list dialog box
4. You'll notice there are several preset lists to choose from in the Outline Numbered tab. If the given lists don't really have what you need, select a list, nearest to the one you want and click Customize.
  Microsoft Word Help: customize outline numbered list dialog box
5. From the Level list, click each level and do your changes for that level in the Number Format or Number Style list boxes.
6. Once done with your customization, click OK.

Once returned to the document, you'll see that Word automatically inserts the first number for the first level.

To enter text on a next level (move to next level), do the following:

Enter to have the cursor at a new number.

Press TAB to move the current number to the Next level.
Enter to have the cursor at a new number.

Press SHIFT + TAB to move the current number to the Previous level.
Press ENTER TWICE to Stop the Outline Numbering list.
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See also... Simple Bullets & Numbering | Bullets with the Dialog Box
Numbers with the Dialog Box | Continue & Restart a List
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