Turn on or off automatic bullets or numbering
By default, if you type an asterisk or a number 1., Word recognizes that you are trying to start a bulleted or numbered list. You can turn off the automatic list recognition feature.
Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Word Options.
Click AutoCorrect Options, and then click the AutoFormat As You Type tab.
Under Apply as you type, select or clear the Automatic bulleted lists check box or the Automatic numbered lists check box.