When you type 1. , some text, and press Enter, Word automatically starts a numbered list for you. Type * , and Word makes a bulleted list.
When you’re done with the list, press Enter until the bullets or numbering switches off.
Create a list from existing text
Select the text you want to change into a list.
On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click Bullets or Numbering.
Note: You can find different bullet styles and numbering formats by clicking the down arrow next to Bullets or Numbering.