Create a bulleted or numbered list in OneNote 2016 for Windows

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. Click Home > 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.

    Screenshot of how to add bullets to a page in OneNote 2016.

  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. Click Home > 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.

    Screenshot of how to add numbering to a page in OneNote 2016.

  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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