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Word 2003: Bullets & Numbering

Word 2003: Bullets & Numbering

Adding bullets and numbering to your document is a surefire way to make sets of data stand out from the rest of the type.

Word 2003 comes loaded with tons of bullets, pictures and number formats you can use to add visual interest to your document.

Bullets

By default, Word adds a simple, circular bullet when you click the Bullets command on the Formatting toolbar.

     
  • Sample Line 1
     
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  • Sample Line 2
     
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  • Sample Line 3
     
Creating a Bulleted List Using the Formatting toolbar
     
  1. Type your list entries pressing [Enter] after each entry
     
  2.  
  3. Select your list
     
  4.  
  5. Click the Bullets command on the Formatting toolbar
     
Creating a Bulleted List by Typing
     
  1. Type * (asterisk)
     
  2.  
  3. Press [Tab]
     
  4.  
  5. Type your first list entry
     
Continuing a Bulleted List
     
  1. Position your cursor at the end of the last list entry
     
  2.  
  3. Press [Enter]
     
Modifying the Format of a Bullet
     
  1. Select the paragraph mark (  ) at the end of the bullet you want to modify
     
  2.  
  3. Apply formatting (such as Bold, Italic, Underline)
     
Removing Bullets from a List
     
  1. Select the Bulleted List
     
  2.  
  3. Click the Bullets command on the Formatting toolbar
     

In addition to using the Bullets command on the Formatting toolbar, you can fully customize your bullets or change your bullets to pictures by opening the Bullets and Numbering dialog box.

Defining a New Bullet Symbol
     
  1. Type, then select your list
     
  2.  
  3. Choose Format from the Menu bar
     
  4.  
  5. Choose Bullets and Numbering…
     

Figure 8. Bullets and Numbering Dialog Box – Bulleted Tab

           4.       Click Customize…

Figure 9. Customize Bulleted List Dialog Box

    5.       Select a symbol

    6.       Click OK

    7.       Click OK



Defining a New Bullet Picture
     
  1. Type, then select your list
     
  2.  
  3. Choose Format from the Menu bar
     
  4.  
  5. Choose Bullets and Numbering…
     
  6.  
  7. Click Customize…
     
  8.  
  9. Click Picture…
     

Figure 10. Picture Bullet Dialog Box

    6.       Select a Picture

    7.       Click OK

    8.       Click OK

    9.       Click OK



Numbering

By default, Word adds a simple, number bullet when you click the Numbering command on the Formatting toolbar.

     
  1. Sample Line 1
     
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  3. Sample Line 2
     
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  5. Sample Line 3
     

Just like with bullets, however, you’re almost never stuck with the default format. Numbering formats can be changed within the Customize Bullets and Numbering dialog box.

Creating a Numbered List Using the Formatting toolbar
     
  1. Type your list entries pressing [Enter] after each entry
     
  2.  
  3. Select your list
     
  4.  
  5. Click the Numbering command on the Formatting toolbar
     
Creating a Numbered List by Typing
     
  1. Type 1
     
  2.  
  3. Press [Tab] or [Space]
     
  4.  
  5. Type your first list entry
     
Continuing a Numbered List
     
  1. Position your cursor at the end of the last list entry
     
  2.  
  3. Press [Enter]
     
Modifying the Format of a Number
     
  1. Select the paragraph mark () at the end of the number you want to modify
     
  2.  
  3. Apply formatting (such as Bold, Italic, Underline)
     
Removing Numbers from a List
     
  1. Select the Numbered List
     
  2.  
  3. Click the Numbering command on the Formatting toolbar
     

In addition to using the Numbering command on the Formatting toolbar, you can fully customize your number styles by defining a new number format.

Defining a New Number Style
     
  1. Type, then select your list
     
  2.  
  3. Choose Format from the Menu bar
     
  4.  
  5. Choose Bullets and Numbering…
     

Figure 11. Bullets and Numbering Dialog Box – Numbers Tab

    4.       Click Customize…

    5.       Select a new number style

    6.       Click OK

    7.       Click OK