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Creating bullets and numbered lists

Basic Bullets

1. To apply a bullet style, first delete the bullets that may have been carried over from other sources (eg. Word document).

2. Highlight the text and press the Insert Bulleted List (Inserted bulleted list button)button in the editor.

3. The pre-programmed bullet style will apply, indenting the text:

Applying bullet styles 

4. If your website has a custom bullet style this will apply by default:

Custom bullet styles

Hierarchy within bullets

1. To create sub bullets, highlight the text and click the Increase Indent (Increase indent button) button at the top.

2. Press Decrease Indent (Decrease indent button) to move highlighted bullets up in hierarchy and Increase Indent (Increase indent button) to move highlighted bullets down in hierarchy (there are only 3 levels of hierarchy).

Bullet hierarchy

Bullet styles

1. You can edit the style of bullets at any time by right clicking the bullets and selecting Bulleted List Properties from the drop down.

Editing bulleted list properties

2. In the dialogue that appears you can select from Circle, Disc or Square bullets. Press OK.

Bulleted List Properties dialogue

Line breaks

1. To create line breaks between bullets place your cursor at the end of each line and press SHIFT + Enter.

Empty lines within bullets

2. To create line breaks within bullets place your cursor at the beginning of each line and press SHIFT + Enter.

Creating lines within bullets

Creating numbered lists

1. To create a numbered list, follow the same steps as above but use the Insert Numbered List button (Insert numbered list) in the editor.

2. You can right click a numbered list and select Numbered List Properties from the drop down.

Numbered list properties

3. Here you can select from five different numbering types:

Numbered list dialogue

- Numbers
- Lower case letters
- Upper case letter
- Small roman numerals
- Large roman numerals

4. You can alter the start field but this always has to be in numbers, not letters. For example, to start with the letter e, type 5 (the 5th letter of the alphabet). Press Ok.

Editing the start field in numbered lists

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