Word 2007 – Best Practices for Authoring Structured & Accessible Documents
Sample Unordered List
Uses bullets not number sequencing
Bullets can be modified by choosing the down arrow next to the command button.
Sample Ordered List
1. Uses number sequencing
2. Use when presenting items in an order
NEW IN WORD 2007
is the ability to automatically create lists as you type by using a
symbol along with a command as you type
If you need a bulleted list, just type an asterisk (*) followed by a space. The asterisk
turns into a bullet and your list is started. When you've finished typing the first item in
your list, press ENTER and a new bullet will appear on the next line.
To automatically create numbered lists, type the number one and a period (1.), followed
by a space.
To automatically create a lettered list, type the letter a and a period (a.), followed by a
space, to start a lettered list.
Finish the list / Stop Bullets or Numbers Appearing
To Stop a list: press ENTER twice. Every time you press ENTER at the end of the list you get
a new bullet or number, but if you press ENTER again, the last bullet or number disappears and
you're ready to start a new paragraph on a new line.
To type text under a bullet that’s indented: if you're in the middle of a list and you want to
type some text under your bullet that's indented at the same level as the text above, use the
BACKSPACE key. This removes the bullet but keeps the text indent identical.
If you want the new text aligned under the bullet itself rather than in line with the text above,
press BACKSPACE again.
Finally to get out of the list indentations completely, press BACKSPACE again.
Tip: If you want to sort a list after creating it, for example, into alphabetical order, you can use
the Sort button
in the Paragraph group on the Home tab of the Ribbon. Keep in mind that
when you sort a numbered list, only the list items are sorted, not the numbers (so number 1 will
still appear first, and so on).