Convert bullets to numbers and vice versa

Converting a bulleted list to numbers or vice versa is really as simple as clicking a button. The key is to click a number or bullet in the list level that you want to change.

Convert bullets to numbers or vice versa in a list

  1. Click a bullet or number in the list that you want to change.

    By clicking a bullet or number in an automatically recognized bulleted or numbered list, you select the entire list.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click Bullets or Numbering.

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    To change the list back, click either Bullets Button image or Numbering Button image .

Convert bullets to numbers or vice versa in a multilevel list

A multilevel list shows the list items at several levels rather than at one level.

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  1. Click a bullet or number in the list at the level that you want to change.

    By clicking a bullet or number in an automatically recognized bulleted or numbered list, you select all of the list items that are at that particular level.

    To convert the entire multilevel list to bullets or numbers, select the entire list.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click Bullets or Numbering.

    Word Ribbon image

    To change the list back, click Bullets Button image or Numbering Button image .

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