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Lesson 13: Working with Lists

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Introduction

Working with ListsBulleted and numbered lists can be used in your documents to arrange and format text to draw emphasis. In this lesson, you will learn how to modify existing bullets, insert new bulleted and numbered lists, and select symbols as bullets.

Using bulleted and numbered lists

To insert a new list:

  • Select the text you want to format as a list.
  • Click the Bullets or Numbering commands on the Home tab.
Bulleted or Numbered Lists
  • Left-click the bullet or numbering style you want to use. It will appear in the document.
  • Position your cursor at the end of a list item, and press the Enter key to add an item to the list.

To remove numbers or bullets from a list, select the list and click the Bullets or Numbering commands.

To select an alternate bullet or numbering style:

  • Select all of the text in an existing list.
  • Click the Bullets or Numbering commands on the Home tab.
  • Left-click to select an alternate bullet or numbering style.

Using bulleted lists

To use a symbol as a bullet:

  • Select an existing list.
  • Click the Bullets command.
  • Select Define New Bullet from the list. The Define New Bullet dialog box appears.
  • Click the Symbol button. The Symbol dialog box appears.
Click Symbol
  • Click the Font: drop-down box, and select a font category.
Select Font Drop-down
  • Left-click a symbol to select it.
  • Click OK. The symbol will now appear in the Preview section of the Define New Bullet dialog box.
  • Click OK to apply the symbol to the list in the document.

You can use a picture as a bullet. Click the Picture button in the Define New Bullet dialog box, then locate the image file on your computer.

To change the bullet color:

  • Select an existing list.
  • Click the Bullets command.
  • Select Define New Bullet from the list. The Define New Bullet dialog box appears.
  • Click the Font button. The Font dialog box appears.
Select Font Dialog Box
  • Click the Font color: drop-down box.
  • Left-click a color to select it.
  • Click OK. The bullet color will now appear in the Preview section of the Define New Bullet dialog box.
  • Click OK to apply the bullet color to the list in the document.

You can also change the bullet font and formatting in the Font dialog box.

Challenge!

Use the resume or any Word template you choose to complete this challenge.

  • Change the bullet of an existing list to a different bullet.
  • Insert a new numbered list into the document.
  • Modify the color of a bullet.

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