Modify bulleted or numbered list formats

  1. Select the list that has the bullet (bullet: A dot or other symbol that is placed before text, such as items in a list, to add emphasis.) or number format you want to change.
  2. On the Format menu, click Bullets and Numbering, and then click the tab for the type of list you want to modify.
  3. Click the list format you want.

You can also do any of the following:

ShowUse a unique symbol or a picture bullet

  1. Select the list that has the bullet format you want to change.
  2. On the Format menu, click Bullets and Numbering, and then click the Bulleted tab.
  3. Click the list format you want to modify, or the style that is closest to the format you want.
  4. Click Customize.
  5. Decide whether to use a different symbol or a picture for bullets:
    • Click Character to change the symbol.
    • Click Picture to select a picture.
  6. Select the symbol or picture you want.
  7. Select any other options you want.

ShowCustomize numbered list format

For example, change "1)" to "First", or to "01", or change the punctuation that is used after a number or letter.

  1. Select the list that has the number format you want to change.
  2. On the Format menu, click Bullets and Numbering, and then click the Numbered or Outline Numbered tab.
  3. Click the list format that you want to modify, or the style that is closest to the format you want to modify.
  4. Click Customize.
  5. Select the options you want.

ShowFormat bullets or numbers differently than the text in a list

You can change the format of bullets or numbers in a list without making changes to the text in the list. For example, format numbers or bullets with a different font color than the text in the list.

  1. Click a bullet or number in a list.

All the bullets or numbers in the list are highlighted.

Selected list

  1. Select the options you want 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.).

List with different color font for list numbers and text

 
 
Applies to:
Word 2003