Create a bulleted or numbered list in OneNote

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.

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 numbered list.

Create a bulleted list

  1. On the Formatting toolbar, click Bullets Bullets button image .

  2. Type the text you want for the first item in the list, and then press ENTER.

    A new bullet for the next list item is created automatically.

  3. To end the bulleted list and continue typing a regular paragraph, press ENTER twice, or press BACKSPACE to delete the last bullet in the list.

Tip: To automatically begin a bulleted list, type * (asterisk), and then press SPACEBAR or TAB.

Create a numbered list

  1. On the Formatting toolbar, click Numbering Button image .

  2. Type the text you want for the first item in the list, and then press ENTER.

    A new number for the next list item is created automatically.

  3. To end the numbered list and continue typing a regular paragraph, press ENTER twice, or press BACKSPACE to delete the last number in the list.

Tip: To automatically begin a numbered list, type 1. and then press SPACEBAR or TAB.

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