Word: Bullet and Numbering Keyboard Shortcuts

Word: Bullet and Numbering Keyboard Shortcuts

Word will automatically format the list types with either of the shortcuts below. If the keyboard shortcuts do not work, you may need to first set automatic numbering or bullets.

To start a bulleted list:

  1. Press the [*] asterisk button(Shift + 8) where you would like to begin your list.
  2. Press the spacebar and begin typing your text.

To start a numbered list:

  1. Type a number one followed by a period (1.) where you would like to begin your list.
  2. Press the spacebar and begin typing the rest of your text.

To enable automatic bulleted and numbered lists:

  1. Click [File] > From the sidebar, select "Options."
  2. In the resulting dialogue box from the sidebar, select “Proofing.”
  3. Click [AutoCorrect Options] > Click the [Autoformat As You Type] tab.
  4. Check the "Automatic bulleted lists" and "Automatic numbered lists" boxes if they are not already checked > Click [OK] twice to return to the document.

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