Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Enhancing Bulleted Lists
of the previous list item (as opposed to lining up under the number in previous
versions of Word). If your list is indented, continue to press Backspace until your cursor
reaches the desired position.
Press Enter twice after the last item, instead of once.
See the section titled “Creating and Using Multilevel Lists” on page 373 to see how Word 2010
responds when you use Enter and Backspace in a multilevel list.
Enhancing Bulleted Lists
The default Word settings for bulleted and numbered lists are fine when you’re creating a
quick, simple document that will be passed around the office and eventually end up in the
dumpster. But what about those special reports you create or the procedure manuals that
others rely on? Those need to have a more professional look and feel; the treatment of lists
in your document suddenly become more important.
You can improve a basic bulleted list in several ways. You might want to customize your list
by choosing your bullet from the Bullet gallery, selecting a picture bullet, creating your own
bullets, or changing indents and spacing for your bullet items.
Choosing a New Bullet from the Bullet Library
Word provides a gallery of preset bullet styles to choose from and a virtually unlimited
supply of bullet options that you can pull from symbol typefaces, graphics libraries, and more.
To choose a new bullet character for a list, follow these steps:
1. Select the list items with the bullets you want to change or position your cursor
where you want to add a list.
2. On the Home tab, click the arrow next to Bullets to display the Bullet gallery, as
shown previously in Figure 11-13.
3. Browse the gallery and select another symbol or picture to use as a bullet.
A quick way to access the Bullet gallery is to select your list, right-click, point at Bullets, and
then select a new bullet from the gallery.
Using a Custom Bullet
If you don’t like any of the bullets in the Bullet gallery, you can select a new bullet by
clicking Define New Bullet. The Define New Bullet dialog box appears (see Figure 11-4). If you
like to be creative in your documents, you’ll enjoy this feature—just a small and subtle
change can make a big different in how your content looks on the page.
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