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Microsoft Publisher 2003

Adding Bullets & Numbers

You can use the following techniques to quickly add bullets or consecutive numbers.

return to topAdding Bullets

Bullets are useful for unordered lists. You can create any type of bullet style by using the standard style selections or customizing the font, size, or character of a bullet.

Adding Bullets: Standard Bullet

  1. Place the insertion point in the first paragraph you want to bullet
    OR
    Select a range of paragraphs

  2. From the Formatting toolbar, click BULLETSBullets button
    The selected text is now a bulleted list.

Adding Bullets: Custom Bullets

  1. Place the insertion point in the first paragraph you want to bullet
    OR
    Select a range of paragraphs

  2. From the Format menu, select Bullets and Numbering... 
    The Bullets and Numbering dialog box appears.
    Bullets and Numbering dialog box - Bullets tab

  3. Select the Bullets tab

  4. From the Bullet character section, select a bullet character
    OR
    To select a different bullet character,
    1. Click CHARACTER...
      The Bullet Character dialog box appears.
    2. From the Font pull-down list, select a font
      HINT: Wingdings fonts contain many characters to choose from.
    3. Select the desired bullet
    4. Click OK
  5. To adjust the bullet size, in the Size text box, use the nudge buttons or type a value

  6. To adjust the indent of the list, in the Indent list by text box, use the nudge buttons or type a value

  7. Click OK

return to topAdding Numbers

The automatic numbering option is very helpful if you have the order of your list items finalized.

Adding Numbers: Toolbar Option

  1. Place the insertion point in the first paragraph you want to number
    OR
    Select a range of paragraphs

  2. From the Formatting toolbar, click NUMBERINGNumbering button
    The selected text is now a numbered list.

Adding Numbers: Menu Option

  1. Place the insertion point in the first paragraph you want to number
    OR
    Select a range of paragraphs

  2. From the Format menu, select Bullets and Numbering ... 
    The Bullets and Numbering dialog box appears.
    Bullets and Numbering dialog box - Numbering tab

  3. Select the Numbering tab

  4. From the Format pull-down list, select a numbering style

  5. From the Separator pull-down list, select the character to be placed after the number

  6. In the Start at text box, use the nudge buttons to select the first number of the list

  7. To adjust the indent of the list, in the Indent list by text box, use the nudge buttons or type a value

  8. Click OK

return to topRemoving Bullets or Numbers

If you decide not to use bullets or numbers, or the numbering is incorrect, you may need to remove the bullets or numbers.

Removing Bullets or Numbers: Toolbar Option

  1. Select the paragraph(s) with bullets or numbering to be removed

  2. On the Formatting toolbar, click BULLETSBullets buttonor NUMBERINGNumbering button
    The list is now removed.

Removing Bullets or Numbers: Menu Option

  1. Select the paragraph(s) with bullets or numbering to be removed

  2. From the Format menu, select Bullets and Numbering ... 
    The Bullets and Numbering dialog box appears.

  3. Select the Bullets tab

  4. Under the Bullets tab, under Bullet character, select the first (blank) bullet character
    Under the Numbering tab, from the Format pull-down list, select none

  5. Click OK

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