Last updated: November 10, 2014

Word provides a number of options for creating lists.

Bulleted and Numbered Lists

To create a bulleted or numbered list:

  1. StepsActions
  2. Click the Bullets list button bulleted list button or Numbering list button ordered listfrom the Paragraph group on the Home tab.
  3. Type the first entry of your list, and press . A new number or bullet will be created on the next line.

You can also select text already on several lines and then click the Bullets or Numbering lists buttons to bullet or number your selected text.

If you would like to create lists of multiple levels, do one of the following:

  • Click the Increase Indent and Decrease Indent buttons from the Paragraph group on the Home tab.
  • Press the  key on your keyboard to increase the indent of a list item, or press the  +  keys to decrease the indent of a list item.

Formatting Lists

To choose from a variety of different list styles, click the arrow next to the Bulleted List button and Numbered List button on the Home tab.