Lists in Word 365 2016 2013 2010 2007

How to create a list with restarting and continuing numbering

You can tell Word whether to restart or continue numbering.

Create lists with AutoFormat or turn it off

You can create standard numbered and bulleted lists by typing in a way that triggers the AutoFormat feature to apply list formatting.

Customizing numbered lists

You can customize an existing numbered list or apply your own specifications to the number format using the Customize button in the Numbered tab of the Bullets and Numbering dialog box.

Creating numbered lists

Numbered lists are created in a manner similar to bulleted lists, except that instead of bullets Word places sequential numbers. This is a very useful feature, because if you add a paragraph in the middle of a numbered list or rearrange the order of the paragraphs in a list, Word automatically renumbers the paragraphs so that they retain their sequence.

Creating a multilevel list

Multilevel lists can contain numbered and bulleted lists. This is a very useful feature, because if you add a paragraph in the middle of a numbered list or rearrange the order of the paragraphs in a list, Word automatically renumbers the paragraphs so that they retain their sequence.

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