Add bullets or numbering

Microsoft Word can automatically create bulleted and numbered lists as you type, or you can quickly add bullets (bullet: A dot or other symbol that is placed before text, such as items in a list, to add emphasis.) or numbers to existing lines of text.

ShowCreate bulleted and numbered lists as you type

  1. Type 1. to start a numbered list or * (asterisk) to start a bulleted list, and then press SPACEBAR or TAB.
  2. Type any text you want.
  3. Press ENTER to add the next list item.

Word automatically inserts the next number or bullet.

  1. To finish the list, press ENTER twice, or press BACKSPACE to delete the last bullet or number in the list.

 Note   If bullets and numbers do not automatically appear, click AutoCorrect Options on the Tools menu, and then click the AutoFormat As You Type tab. Select the Automatic bulleted lists or Automatic numbered lists check box.

ShowAdd bullets or numbering to existing text

  1. Select the items you want to add bullets or numbering to.
  2. On the Formatting toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.), click Bullets Button image or Numbering Button image.


Applies to:
Word 2003