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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.

Simple Numbered And Bulleted Lists

Microsoft Word help with a numbered list that could be any number or alphabet letter, for example:

1.   Series Left
2.   Series Right
3.   Series Up
4.   Series Down
or A.   Series 1
B.   Series 2
C.   Series 3
D.   Series 4
or i)   Quarter 1
ii)   Quarter 2
iii)   Quarter 3
iv)   Quarter 4

Microsoft Word help with a  bulleted list that could be any character that you can think of , for example:

►  Series Left
►  Series Right
►  Series Up
►  Series Down
or ♪   Series 1
♪   Series 2
♪   Series 3
♪   Series 4
or ☺   Quarter 1
☺   Quarter 2
☺   Quarter 3
☺   Quarter 4

For the fastest & cleanest way to create a numbered or bulleted list, follow these steps:

1. Enter the text without any concern for numbers or bullets. Microsoft Word help with the rest.
  Just press Enter at the end of each step or bulleted entry.
2. After you're done typing, select the list.
3. Click the Numbering or Bullets button on the Formatting toolbar.
  Microsoft Word Help: numbering button Numbering button
  Microsoft Word Help: bullets button Bullets button

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Another way to create a numbered list:

Type the number "1".
Type a period. (Full stop)
Press the spacebar
Type the first entry in the list.
Press Enter to get to the next line and type the second entry.

 As soon as you press Enter, Microsoft Word help by automatically inserting the number "2" and formats the list for you.

 Keep typing list entries, and Microsoft Word help by keeping right on automatically numbering and formatting the list.

This option even works with Bullets, just insert a special character from the Symbols dialog box, and see how Word repeats the list.

End Automatic Bullets or Numbering

To end a numbered or bulleted list and tell Microsoft Word help that you want to go back to writing normal paragraphs, you only need to press Enter twice.
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See also... Numbering with the Dialog Box | Bullets with the Dialog Box
Continue a List | Restart a List | Create Outline Numbered List
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