Change the indent between a list bullet or number and text

You can adjust the indents in a list to change how the list items line up.

 Note   For information about adjusting line spacing, see Adjust the spaces between lines or paragraphs.

What do you want to do?


Adjust the spacing for an entire list

  1. Click one of the bullets or numbers to select the entire list.
  2. Right-click one of the highlighted bullets or numbers, and then choose Adjust List Indents. The Adjust List Indents dialog box opens.

Word 2007 Adjust List Indents dialog box

  1. Change the values in the boxes to adjust the alignment.
    • Bullet or number position    Enter the position where you want the selected number or bullet.
    • Text indent    Enter the position where you want the text to line up.
    • Follow number with    Enter the amount of space between the selected numbers or bullets and text: Tab character with specified distance between selected numbers or bullets and text, Space for a single space between the selected numbers or bullets and text, or Nothing for no space between the selected numbers or bullets and text.

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Adjust the spacing for a single list item

  1. Select the text in the list item that you would like to adjust.
  2. Right-click the selected text, and then click Adjust List Indents. The Adjust List Indents dialog box displays.

Word 2007 Adjust List Indents dialog box

  1. To adjust the alignment, change the values in the boxes to adjust the alignment:
    • Bullet or number position    Enter the position where you want the selected number or bullet.
    • Text indent    Enter the position where you want the text to line up.
    • Follow number with    Enter the amount of space between the selected numbers or bullets and text: Tab character with specified distance between selected numbers or bullets and text, Space for a single space between the selected numbers or bullets and text, or Nothing for no space between the selected numbers or bullets and text.

 Note   It is not recommended that you use the ruler to adjust list indents.

 
 
Applies to:
Word 2007