Creating numbered or bulleted lists
There are several ways to create numbered or bulleted lists:
- Use autoformatting, as described above.
- Use list (numbering) styles, as described in Chapters 6 (Introduction to Styles) and Chapter 7 (Working with Styles) in the Writer Guide.
- Use the Numbering and Bullets icons on the paragraph formatting toolbar. This method is described here.
To produce a numbered or bulleted list, select the paragraphs in the list, and then click the appropriate icon on the toolbar.
|| It is a matter of personal preference whether you type your information first, then apply Numbering/Bullets, or apply them as you type.
Using the Bullets and Numbering toolbar
You can create nested lists (where one or more list items has a sublist under it, as in an outline) by using the buttons on the Bullets and Numbering toolbar. You can move items up or down the list, or create subpoints, and even change the style of bullets. Use View > Toolbars > Bullets and Numbering to see the toolbar.
Bullets and Numbering toolbar.
|1 Bullets On/Off||8 Insert Unnumbered Entry
|2 Numbering On/Off||9 Move Up
|3 Numbering Off||10 Move Down
|4 Up One Level||11 Move Up with Subpoints
|5 Down One Level||12 Move Down with Subpoints
|6 Move Up (One Level) with Subpoints||13 Restart Numbering
|7 Move Down (One Level) with Subpoints ||14 Bullets and Numbering
The appearance of the icons may vary with your operating system and the selection of icon size and style in Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org > View.