Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
To apply bullets to your text, highlight the paragraphs you want to shoot and choose the
Bullets command button, found in the Home tab’s Paragraph group. Instantly, your text is not only
formatted with bullets but also indented and made all neat and tidy.
You can choose a different bullet style by clicking the menu button next to the
Bullets command. Choose your new bullet graphic from the list that appears, or use the Define New
Bullet command to dream up your own bullet style.
Because the bullet is a paragraph format, it sticks to the paragraphs you type. To halt the bullets,
click the Bullet command button again and they’re removed from the paragraph format.
Bullets can also be applied by using Word’s AutoFormat ability. See Chapter 17 .
Numbering a list
When a list contains items that are in a certain order or that need to be referenced
elsewhere, you can apply numbers or letters or another type of sequential marking. To make it happen,
select the paragraphs as a block and choose the Numbering command button from the Paragraph
group on the Home tab.
When you click the button, each paragraph is numbered. You can use the Numbering command
button’s menu to choose another sequential format, such as letters or Roman numerals, or choose a
specific numbering style. Or when none of the predefined formats in the menu pleases you, choose
Define New Number Format to create your own numbered list.
List Numbering is a paragraph format. It sticks with every successive paragraph you type until
you turn off numbering.
To remove numbers, simply click the Numbering button again. This action removes numbering
from the paragraph format.
You can also choose the None command from the Numbering button’s menu to remove
numbering from one or more paragraphs.
You can break and resume paragraph numbering, but it’s tricky: Try to apply the
numbering as you type paragraphs. Simply press the Backspace key to disable automatic