Numbered lists and bullets
Numbered and bullet lists can be really nerve-racking. You write a “1.”, “A.” or “*” at the beginning of a paragraph, write some text and then press Return, and off you go: an indented list gets launched and you have no idea how to get out of it. So you might be tempted to disable this function in menu Tools › AutoCorrect Options › Options › Apply numbering - symbol *. That would be a mistake, because in fact lists are extremely useful, especially as they permit reordering of entries with just a couple of clicks.
Here the details:
- After typing 1. and some text and pressing Return a pop-up menu Bullets and Numbering appears and the next paragraph automatically begins with 2.
Illustration 25. Pop-up menu for numbered and bullet lists
- You can Demote a paragraph or even a selection of paragraphs down a level …
- … by clicking the white arrow pointing to the right in the pop-up menu.
- Also you can opt for an a), b), c) style numbering …
- … with the help of the right-most button in the pop-up menu, Bullets and Numbering, and under the tab Numbering type choosing the style you prefer for the particular level the cursor is in.
- Using the double arrow up or the double arrow down you can move a paragraph including all its sub-levels up or down, so entry 2. for instance will switch places with entry 3.
- To finish the list place the cursor at the very end of the list and press Enter twice.
- Pressing Enter will continue your list.
To insert a new paragraph without a number choose the symbol in the middle (as in illustration 26) …
Illustration 26. Press this button for an unnumbered entry
… and to insert a new line without creating a new paragraph simply press Shift + Return