Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with Bulleted and Numbered Lists
arrows on the right side of these tools to expose additional options, such as different bullet
characters or different numbering styles, as shown in Figure 7-18.
Click to set the starting
value and other options
Figure 7-18 If you don’t like any of the numbering styles in the library, click Define New
Numbered lists are renumbered automatically as you add and remove paragraphs.
Ordinarily, numbering restarts at 1 following an unnumbered paragraph. If you want to continue
numbering from the previous list, right-click the incorrect number 1 paragraph and choose
Continue Numbering. Conversely, you can begin numbering anew at any point by
rightclicking and choosing Restart At 1.
To create a list within a list, press Tab at the beginning of a list paragraph. Word further
indents the paragraph and applies a different bullet character or numbering style. (For
example, if your top-level list is numbered 1, 2, 3, and so on, Word numbers the next
level as a, b, c…. If you don’t like this standard convention, click the Bullets or Numbering
tool and select a different style.) Word restarts numbering for a lower-level list after each
For additional options for multilevel numbered lists, click Multilevel List, the tool to the
right of Numbering in the Paragraph group on the Home tab. Here you can make settings
that aren’t available in the standard Define New Number Format dialog box, and you can
make settings for each level (up to nine levels deep) without leaving the dialog box.