Create a bulleted or numbered list

You can add bulleted or numbered lists in OneNote to make it easier to scan your notes.

Create a bulleted list

Use bullet formatting for creating a random list that doesn’t need to be used in any particular order (for example, a grocery list).

  1. On the Home tab, in the Basic Text group, click Bullets. If you want to choose a specific bulleting style, click the small arrow next to the button instead and click the style you want.

    Change the style of bullets in the Bullets Library

  2. Type the first item to start the list, and then press Enter to begin a new line. Repeat this step for any additional list items.

  3. To end the list, press the Enter key twice.

Tip:  To automatically begin a bulleted list, type an asterisk (*) on a new line in your notes, and then press the spacebar. Alternately, you can also use the Ctrl+ . (period) keyboard shortcut to begin a bulleted list.

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Create a numbered list

Use number formatting for creating an ordered list that should be followed sequentially (for example, driving directions).

  1. On the Home tab, in the Basic Text group, click Numbering. If you want to choose a specific digit or letter style, click the small arrow next to the button instead and click the style you want.

  2. Type the first item to start the list, and then press Enter to begin a new line. Repeat this step for any additional list items.

  3. To end the list, press the Enter key twice.

Tip:  To automatically begin a bulleted list, type 1. on a new line in your notes, and then press the spacebar. Alternately, you can also use the Ctrl+ / (slash) keyboard shortcut to begin a bulleted list.

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