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How to working with Lists in Word 2010

Posted In MS office - By Techtiplib on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 With No Comments »

To Create a List:

1. Select the text that you want to format as a list.

2. Click the Bullets or Numbering drop-down arrow on the Home tab. 

3. Select the bullet or numbering style you would like to use, and it will appear in the document.

Word tips4. To remove numbers or bullets from a list, select the list and click the Bullets or Numbering commands.

When you’re editing a list, you can press Enter to start a new line, and the new line will automatically have a bullet or number. When you’ve reached the end of your list, press Enter twice to return to “normal” formatting.

To Use a Symbol as a Bullet:

1. Select an existing list.

2. Click the Bullets drop-down arrow.

3. Select Define New Bullet from the drop-down menu. The Define New Bullet dialog box appears.

The Bullets and Numbering commands and drop-down arrows

4. Click the Symbol button. The Symbol dialog box appears.

5. Click the Font drop-down box and select a font. The Wingdings and Symbol fonts are good choices as they have a large number of useful symbols.

6. Select the desired symbol.

7. Click OK. The symbol will now appear in the Preview section of the Define New Bullet dialog box.

Choosing a symbol

8. Click OK to apply the symbol to the list in the document.

You can use a picture as a bullet. Click the Picture button in the Define New Bullet dialog box, and then locate the image file on your computer

To Change the Bullet Color: fbc

1. Select an existing list.

2. Click the Bullets drop-down arrow.

3. Select Define New Bullet from the list. The Define New Bullet dialog box appears.

4. Click the Font button. The Font dialog box appears.

5. Click the Font Color drop-down box.

6. Click on the desired color to select it.

7. Click OK. The bullet color will now appear in the Preview section of the Define New Bullet dialog box.

Choosing a bullet color

8. Click OK to apply the bullet color to the list in the document. 

Multilevel Lists

Multilevel lists allow you to create an outline with multiple levels. In fact, you can turn any bulleted or numbered list into a multilevel list by simply placing the insertion point at the beginning of a line and pressing the Tab key to change the level for that line. You can then use the Multilevel List command to choose the types of bullets or numbering that are used.

The finished bullets

To Create a Multilevel List:

1. Select the text that you want to format as a multilevel list.

2. Click the Multilevel List command on the Home tab.

3. Click the bullet or numbering style you would like to use. It will appear in the document.

4. Position your cursor at the end of a list item and press the Enter key to add an item to the list.

To remove numbers or bullets from a list, select the list and click the Bullets or Numbering commands.

To Change the Level of a Line:

1. Place the insertion point at the beginning of the line.

The Multilevel List command

2. Press the Tab key to increase the level.

3. Hold Shift and press Tab to decrease the level.

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