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Create lists

To create a list in your document,

  1. place the cursor to the position where a list will be started (this can be a new line or the already entered text),
  2. switch to the Home tab of the top toolbar,
  3. select the list type you would like to start:
    • Unordered list with markers is created using the Bullets Unordered List icon icon on the top toolbar
    • Ordered list with digits or letters is created using the Numbering Ordered List icon icon on the top toolbar

      Note: click the downward arrow next to the Bullets or Numbering icon to select how the list is going to look like.

  4. each time you press the Enter key at the end of the line, a new ordered or unordered list item will appear. To stop that, press the Backspace key and keep on typing common text paragraphs.

The program also creates numbered lists automatically when you enter digit 1 with a dot or a bracket and a space after it: 1., 1). Bulleted lists can be created automatically when you enter the -, * characters and a space after them.

You can also change the text indentation in the lists and their nesting by clicking the Multilevel list Multilevel list icon, Decrease indent Decrease indent icon, and Increase indent Increase indent icon icons on the Home tab of the top toolbar.

Note: the additional indentation and spacing parameters can be changed on the right sidebar and in the advanced settings window. To learn more about it, read the Change paragraph indents and Set paragraph line spacing section.

Combine and separate lists

To combine a list with the previous one:

  1. click the first item of the second list with the right mouse button,
  2. use the Join to previous list option from the contextual menu.

The lists will be joined and the numbering will continue in accordance with the first list numbering.

To separate a list:

  1. click the list item where you want to begin a new list with the right mouse button,
  2. use the Separate list option from the contextual menu.

The lists will be combined, and the numbering will continue in accordance with the first list numbering.

Change numbering

To continue sequential numbering in the second list according to the previous list numbering:

  1. click the first item of the second list with the right mouse button,
  2. use the Continue numbering option from the contextual menu.

The numbering will continue in accordance with the first list numbering.

To set a certain numbering initial value:

  1. click the list item where you want to apply a new numbering value with the right mouse button,
  2. use the Set numbering value option from the contextual menu,
  3. in the new opened window, set the required numeric value and click the OK button.

Change the list settings

To change the bulleted or numbered list settings, such as a bullet/number type, alignment, size and color:

  1. click an existing list item or select the text you want to format as a list,
  2. click the Bullets Unordered List icon or Numbering Ordered List icon icon on the Home tab of the top toolbar,
  3. select the List Settings option,
  4. the List Settings window will open. The bulleted list settings window looks like this:

    Bulleted List Settings window

    The numbered list settings window looks like this:

    Numbered List Settings window

    For the bulleted list, you can choose a character used as a bullet, while for the numbered list you can choose the numbering type. The Alignment, Size and Color options are the same both for the bulleted and numbered lists.

    • Bullet allows selecting the required character used for the bulleted list. When you click on the Font and Symbol field, the Symbol window will appear, and you will be able to choose one of the available characters. To learn more on how to work with symbols, please refer to this article.
    • Type allows selecting the required numbering type used for the numbered list. The following options are available: None, 1, 2, 3,..., a, b, c,..., A, B, C,..., i, ii, iii,..., I, II, III,....
    • Alignment allows selecting the required bullet/number alignment type that is used to align bullets/numbers horizontally. The following alignment types are available: Left, Center, Right.
    • Size allows selecting the required bullet/number size. The Like a text option is selected by default. When this option is selected, the bullet or number size corresponds to the text size. You can choose one of the predefined sizes ranging from 8 to 96.
    • Color allows selecting the required bullet/number color. The Like a text option is selected by default. When this option is selected, the bullet or number color corresponds to the text color. You can choose the Automatic option to apply the automatic color, or select one of the theme colors, or standard colors in the palette, or specify a custom color.

    All the changes are displayed in the Preview field.

  5. click OK to apply the changes and close the settings window.

To change the multilevel list settings,

  1. click a list item,
  2. click the Multilevel list Multilevel list icon icon on the Home tab of the top toolbar,
  3. select the List Settings option,
  4. the List Settings window will open. The multilevel list settings window looks like this:

    Multilevel List Settings window

    Choose the necessary level of the list in the Level field on the left, then use the buttons on the top to adjust the bullet or number appearance for the selected level:

    • Type allows selecting the required numbering type used for the numbered list or the required character used for the bulleted list. The following options are available for the numbered list: None, 1, 2, 3,..., a, b, c,..., A, B, C,..., i, ii, iii,..., I, II, III,.... For the bulleted list, you can choose one of the default symbols or use the New bullet option. When you click this option, the Symbol window will appear, and you will be able to choose one of the available characters. To learn more on how to work with symbols, please refer to this article.
    • Alignment allows selecting the required bullet/number alignment type that is used to align bullets/numbers horizontally at the beginning of the paragraph. The following alignment types are available: Left, Center, Right.
    • Size allows selecting the required bullet/number size. The Like a text option is selected by default. You can choose one of the predefined sizes ranging from 8 to 96.
    • Color allows selecting the required bullet/number color. The Like a text option is selected by default. When this option is selected, the bullet or number color corresponds to the text color. You can choose the Automatic option to apply the automatic color, or select one of the theme colors, or standard colors on the palette, or specify a custom color.

    All the changes are displayed in the Preview field.

  5. click OK to apply the changes and close the settings window.
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