Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Creating Lists While You Type
Figure 11-13 The Bullet and Numbering galleries offer various list styles from which you
can choose.
4. Continue entering your list items, pressing Enter after each item.
If you are using a numbered list, when you add or delete an item in the list, the list items
will automatically renumber accordingly.
Tip
If you want to start a new paragraph within a bulleted or numbered list, but you’re not
yet ready for the next bullet or number, press Shift+Enter instead of just Enter. Pressing
Shift+Enter ensures that the added information appears as a paragraph but will still be
part of the current bulleted or numbered item. When you press Enter later to continue
your list, a bullet or number will appear.
Creating Lists While You Type
You can also create lists while you type by using the AutoFormat As You Type features
found in the AutoCorrect dialog box. These options are turned on by default, but to verify
them, display Word Options, click Proofing, and then click the AutoCorrect Options button.
(Alternatively, press Alt+T+A to display the AutoCorrect dialog box.) On the AutoFormat As
You Type tab, verify Automatic Bulleted Lists and Automatic Numbered Lists are selected.
If you are creating complex numbering schemes or using multiple numbered lists in a
document, this method is not recommended due to the lack of control you have over lists
that are automatically generated by Word. With this in mind, you can use the following to
create bulleted or numbered lists as you type.
To create a bulleted list in Word, type an asterisk (*), press Tab, type a list entry, and then
press Enter. By default, Word will change the asterisk to a bullet and the AutoCorrect
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