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So many, they won't fit here! See a list of all the article tags. You are here: ShaunaKelly. For those of you who have just joined us, this is a page in the series of Basic Concepts in Word. Use the menu at left to go to the different pages. This page is about using bullets or dotpoints in your document.
We're working through a sample document. This page is about multi-level bullets, the kind where lower levels of bullets are indented. If you just need a simple bullet format, with no indenting, see How to control bullets on this site. Obviously the introductory line "There are three kinds …" is in Body Text style. But how to do the bullets? For the moment, just type the text. Don't worry about the bullets. Don't worry about the fact that we want them indented from the left margin. The grown-up way to create bullets is to use a bulleted Style.
One easy way to do that is to click on the Style box and select List Bullet. But first you need to tell Word to show you the List Bullet style in the list of styles. The Styles and Formattingtask pane will pop up. Down the bottom, in the Show box, choose Bullets For Words - Pigsty - The Return Styles".
For users of Word before On the Format menu, choose Style. The Style dialog box will pop up. In the Category box, choose "All Styles". Figure 1: Locate the Style Shine On - Pig Rider - Heterophonies with Bloody Turkey Sandwiches on the Formatting toolbar.
Click the arrow and choose the List Bullet style. Click in the first paragraph that you want Silicium - Various - DeepHeat Compilation #3 (File). From the Style box on the toolbar Figure 1select List Bullet. That will give you a bullet at the beginning of the paragraph. You have two more paragraphs to format.
You can select both at once, and apply the List Bullet style to both at once. To do that, click anywhere in one paragraph. Hold down Shift. Click anywhere in the other paragraph.
Now, use the Style box and choose List Bullet. Your List Bullet style probably has your bulleted paragraphs flush against the left margin. But we want them indented by, say, 1.
I can't cope with the old British Imperial measurement system, so the Americans among you will have to translate into inches. It's very roughly an inch. So, we need to modify the List Bullet style to change the left indent. How to do that? First, make sure the Insertion Point is in one of your List Bullet paragraphs. Down the bottom of Bullets For Words - Pigsty - The Return pane on the right, set Show to be "All Styles". Now, find List Bulletin the list of styles.
Right-click List Bullet and choose Modify. Click Modify. We're now in the Modify Style dialog. Click Format, then Numbering Figure 2. Common sense says that modifying a left indent has nothing to Bullets For Words - Pigsty - The Return with numbering. It seems like the left indents should be controlled from the Paragraph settings. In my view, it's a bug. It might also seem odd to have to click Numbering when you want to deal with bullets.
But Word thinks they're much the same thing. So click Numbering. Figure 3: In the Bullets and Numbering dialog box, one scheme may already be highlighted. Always choose the highlighted scheme, then click Customize.
This picture is from Word Your dialog box may look different if you have an earlier version of Word, or if you havecustomized any of the schemes. You're now at the Bullets and Numbering dialog box.
Click the Bulleted tab. You will see 8 schemes for bulleting Figure 3. In this dialog box, you can have a bit of fun. For example, you could click the Font button to make the bullets red. More usefully, you set the indents here. This dialog box wins my award for inscrutable communication of the decade! It's about as intuitive as jumping out of a without a parachute.
The dialog box has changed a bit over the years and in the process become even more inscrutable so I'll show you two versions of it. In this example, if you want"demonstrates" to line up under "This paragraph", use 2cm, 3cm, 3cm. If you set this to a number less than the Bullet Position setting, Word ignores your choice and improvises. If your number won't fit in the space Bullets For Words - Pigsty - The Return allocate for example, a big bullet won't fit in 0. In the example we're creating above, appropriate settings would be 1.
Bullets For Words - Pigsty - The Return Tip: Once you have set the indents for your bullets this way, don't change the tabs or paragraph indents for paragraphs in your bulleted style, or you will ruin Bail You Out - Dave Edmunds - Rockin good work and have to start again.
Figure 5: How to set indents for bullets in Word 95, 97 and in the Customize Bulleted List dialog box. In this example, the bullets arelined up against the left margin, and the text is 1cm Bullets For Words - Pigsty - The Return the left margin. Life In Forms - Various - Speed Kills.But Whos Dying? Word 95, 97 andthe Customize Bulleted List dialog is easier to understand, but doesn't give you quite as much control.
Word 95, 97 and Tip: Once you have set the indents for your bullets this way, modify the List Bulletstyle to remove all the tabs from the style. If you visit the Customize List Bullet Style dialog again,you'll have to remove the tabs again, too.
Next: Concept 6: Make changes, fix mistakes, edit your document as many times as you like or continue to read the Curiosity Shop. To create several "levels" of bullets, each indented a little further from the left margin, the best way is to choose a style for each "level".
Then, follow the instructions at How to create numbered headings or outline numbering in your Word Document. Rock The Box (Masters Mix) - Sylvester - Immortal the instructions there tell you to choose a Number Style,choose a Bullet from the drop-down list. In Wordyou can use a picture as a bullet. Even in earlier versions, you can choose a symbol other than a round blob.
Follow the directions above to get to Step 3. In that dialog, click Characterthen choose a character for your bullet. Look for appropriate characters in the Symbols orWingdings fonts.
Ticks, crosses and arrows make good bullets. Or create a checklist by using an empty square as the bullet. If you're having a bad day at work and you have Word 97 or above, you can make your bullets flash.
Follow the directions above to get to the Customize Bulleted List dialog box. In that dialog, click Fontthen choose the Text Effects tab. Choose the Blinking Background effect, ortry one of the other effects. Next: Concept 6: Make changes, fix mistakes, edit your document as many times as you like. Topic : Basic concepts. Tags : Bullets. Interest : For beginners.
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