Change the indent between a bullet or number and text in a list

To change the indents between numbers or bullets and text in your Word document, do this:

  1. To adjust the indents for the entire list, select one of the bullets or numbers. To adjust the indent for a single list item, select the text in the list item that you want to adjust. Then, right-click and select Adjust List Indents to open the Adjust List Indents dialog box.

    The Adjust List Indents dialog box is where you can specify settings for bullet position and text indent. You can also select what you want to follow a number with and specify where to add a tab stop.

  2. Do the following:

    • Bullet position or Number position - Type a value, or use the up and down arrows, for the position you want.

    • Text indent - Type a value, or use the up and down arrows, for the position where you want the text to line up.

    • Follow number with - Select from the options: Tab character and then select the Add tab stops at check box to specify the distance between selected numbers or bullets and text; Space for a single space between the selected numbers or bullets and text, or Nothing for no space between the selected numbers or bullets and text.

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Define new bullets, numbers, and multilevel lists

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