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How do I create a list in Word Online?

  1. Type * (asterisk) to start a bulleted list or 1. to start a numbered list, and then press Spacebar or the Tab key.

  2. Type some text.

  3. Press Enter to add the next list item.

    Word Online automatically inserts the next bullet or number.

  4. If your list is like an outline, with sub-topics, do this: Type the main item, press Enter, and then press the Tab key before typing the sub-topic. The sub-topic will be indented under the main item, formatted with a subordinate number or bullet symbol. When you're finished typing sub-topics press Shift + Tab to go back to typing main items in the list.

  5. To finish the list, press Enter twice, or press Backspace to delete the last bullet or number in the list.

    Tip: You can use a different bullet or numbering style by clicking the arrow next to Bullets or Numbering button (Home tab) and clicking a new style. To use a pre-defined format for an outline-style list, click Multilevel List, and pick a format.

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