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OpenOffice 3.x Getting Started Guide
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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.

Image:documentation_note.png 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/Off8 Insert Unnumbered Entry
2 Numbering On/Off9 Move Up
3 Numbering Off10 Move Down
4 Up One Level11 Move Up with Subpoints
5 Down One Level12 Move Down with Subpoints
6 Move Up (One Level) with Subpoints13 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 > > View.

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