Bullets and Numbering Everyone makes lists. Word lets you make two types of lists: bulleted and numbered. A bullet is a dot or other symbol used to highlight items in a list. Use bullets to list items that do not have to be in any particular order. Like a shopping list. Numbers (or letters) are used when information has to be in a certain order, like a recipe. Recipe: Preheat oven to 350 Grate 1 cup of cheese Dice ¼ cup of onions Slice ½ red pepper into strips Add ingredients to meat sauce Bake for 20 minutes Shopping list:
Creating Lists If you don't care about the style of bullets or numbering used, you can turn on Bullets and Numbering by clicking on the appropriate command in the paragraph group on the home tab. To create a bulleted or numbered list:
Make sure your cursor is set to type the first item in your list.
Click the bullet or number button in the paragraph group.
Enter the first item on your list and press Enter.
The next line will begin automatically with a new bullet or number.
Enter the next item on your list and press Enter.
When your list is complete, press Enter twice to turn off bulleting.
Click for bullets Click for numbers
Multi level Lists A multi-level list could include a numbered list inside of a bulleted list Place your cursor where you want to begin your multi level list. Click this command in the paragraph group. Choose a style for your list. As you type your list increase the indentation of the items that will make up the lower levels list by hitting tab as you type, or using the indent command after your list has been finished. Increase indent command
Auto Format Word’s auto format feature will take your cue and automatically create a bulleted or numbered list for you. Type * or 1. followed by a space. Then type the first item in the list. Press enter to type the second item. Word automatically starts the second line with a bullet or number 2. To end a the list, press enter twice. Sometimes this auto format feature can be annoying. To turn it off, click on the lightning bolt icon and select “stop Automatically Creating Numbered Lists”.
The Bullets And Numbering Dialog Box You can change the type of bullets and numbers that Word uses.
Select the list you want to change.
Click on the triangle next to either the bullet or numbering command to display the library.
Select the bullet or number style that you want.
Highlight the entire list to change all the bullets or numbers, orPlace the cursor on one line within the list to change a single bullet. Another way to access these dialog boxes is to right click on the text to display the context menu. Choose the options next to either bullets or Numbering. Right Click !
Customize Your List 1. Highlight the list you want to customize 2. Open the Bullets dialog box 3. Click “define new bullet” PICTURE: displays graphics that you can use as bullets SYMBOL: displays the symbols dialog box to let you choose a symbol to use as a bullet. FONT: displays the font dialog box and allows you to change the font of the bullet or number. This will be grayed out if your bullet is a picture ALIGNMENT: refers to the bullet itself. It is a small adjustment if you use this command.
Adjust list indents To specify the exact placement of the bullet and the text, right click on the list and choose Adjust list indents from the context menu.
Picture Bullets 1. Click on the list you want to customize 2. Open the Bullets and numbering dialog box 3. Click Define new bullet 4. Click “picture” Displays the clip gallery. You can chose from many different tiny clipart files, or import your own. When you choose one you like, double click to add it to your document. If you check the box to include the online clipart gallery, you can search for images to use.
Sort a list Select the list of you want to sort. Click the Sort button in the Paragraph group on the Home tab. Because you want to sort the list alphabetically in ascending order, and these are the default settings of the Sort Text dialog box, just click OK to sort your list. The list is now in alphabetical order.
Drop Caps A drop cap is a large letter that begins a paragraph and drops through several lines of text as shown below. You can create a drop cap using several letters or an entire word at the beginning of a paragraph. Select the letters or the word you want to use and follow the directions on the previous slide.
Drop caps Add a drop cap to a paragraph by following these steps: Place the cursor within the paragraph whose first letter will be dropped, or highlight the first few letters or first word only to drop more than one letter. Select the Drop Cap command in the text group on the INSERT TAB. The Drop Cap dialog box allows you to select the position of the drop cap, the font, the number of lines to drop, and the distance from the body text. Click OK when all selections have been made. To modify a drop cap, select the command again to change the attributes, or click on the letter and use the handles to move and resize the letter.
Add a quick horizontal line To add a quick horizontal line across the page – the auto format feature is used. To create a thin line type 3 hyphens at the beginning of a line , then press enter To create a thicker line type 3 underscores, then press enter To create a double line type 3 equal signs, then press enter
Simple Borders You can add a border to text in your document to draw attention to important information. Select the text you want to enclose. Click the command in the paragraph group on the HOME TAB
Customize Your Borders The borders and shading dialog box gives to a lot of options to choose from. To display this dialog box, click on the option at the bottom of the border options menu. The “Page Border” tab is for placing a border to frame a page. The “Borders” tab will give you tools to place borders around paragraphs and sections of text within your page.
Shading You can emphasize an area of text by shading it in color. This can be used with or without a border.
Symbols You can insert symbols that do not appear on your keyboard into your document. Place your cursor where you want you symbol to appear The command is in the SYMBOLS GROUP on the INSERT TAB. Some popular symbols are a click away. You may choose “more symbols” to look through each font group. Choose the name of the font you want to use from the menu near the top of the dialog box. This menu includes all symbol and so-called "dingbats" fonts installed in your system. The grid of available symbols changes according to the font you select. Click a symbol to select it, then click Insert. The symbol appears in the document at the insertion point.
You can insert special characters two ways: with the Special Characters tab of the Symbol dialog box or by typing the character in. To use the Special Characters tab, display the Symbol dialog box and click the Special Characters tab. Select the character you want from the scrolling list and click the Insert button. The character appears in the document at the insertion point. Special Characters