How to Create a List as you Type

1. To create a number or bullet list as you type – type the number 1. or * for a bulleted list

(The character * is called an asterisk. You can get the asterisk character by holding down the ‘Shift’ key on your computer keyboard and pressing the number 8 just above the letter U on your computer keyboard).

how to create a list as you type


2. Type the first item on your list. Press the spacebar or tab key on your keyboard.

3. Press the ‘Enter’ key on your keyboard.

4. Word automatically enters the next number or bullet on your list. See the diagram below.

Learn how to create a list as you type


To enter more items to your list repeat steps 2 and 3 in this lesson

To stop entering items to your list – Press the ‘Enter’ key two times.

Lesson 40: How to Create a Multi-Level List in Word