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Word 2007: Bullets & Numbering

Word 2007: 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 2007 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 in the Paragraph group on the Home tab..

     
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Creating a Bulleted List Using the Ribbon

1.       Type your list entries pressing [Enter] after each entry

2.       Select your list

3.       Click the Bullets command in the Paragraph group on the Home tab

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 in the Paragraph group on the Home tab



 

In addition to using the Bullets command in the Paragraph group on the Home tab, you can fully customize your bullets or change your bullets to pictures by choosing Define New Bullet… from the Bullets drop-down list.

Defining a New Bullet Symbol

1.       Click the drop-down arrow next to the Bullets command in the Paragraph group on the Home tab

2.       Choose Define New Bullet…

Figure 16. Define New Bullet Dialog Box



 

3.       Click Symbol…

Figure 17. Symbol Dialog Box

4.       Select a symbol

5.       Click OK

6.       Click OK



 

Defining a New Bullet Picture

1.       Click the drop-down arrow next to the Bullets command in the Paragraph group on the Home tab

2.       Choose Define New Bullet…

3.       Click Picture…

Figure 18. Picture Bullet Dialog Box

4.       Select a Picture

5.       Click OK

6.       Click OK



 

Numbering

By default, Word adds a simple, number bullet when you click the Numbering command in the Paragraph group on the Home tab.

     
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Just like with bullets, however, you’re almost never stuck with the default format. Numbering formats can be changed by click the drop-down arrow next to the numbering command.

Creating a Numbered List Using the Ribbon

1.       Type your list entries pressing [Enter] after each entry

2.       Select your list

3.       Click the Numbering command in the Paragraph group on the Home tab

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

3.       Select the paragraph mark () at the end of the number you want to modify

4.       Apply formatting (such as Bold, Italic, Underline)

Removing Numbers from a List

1.       Select the Numbered List

2.       Click the Numbering command in the Paragraph group on the Home tab



 

In addition to using the Numbering command in the Paragraph group on the Home tab, you can fully customize your number styles by choosing Define New Number Format… from the Numbering drop-down list.

Defining a New Number Style

1.       Click the drop-down arrow next to the Numbering command in the Paragraph group on the Home tab

2.       Choose Define New Number Format…

Figure 19. Define New Number Format Dialog Box

3.       Select a new number style

4.       Click OK