Bulleted and Numbered Lists, Copying Text and Moving (Cutting) Text

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Bulleted and Numbered Lists

Bulleted and Numbered Lists

Bulleted and Numbered Lists

Bulleted lists and Numbered lists are often used to bring main points to a reader’s attention.

Creating a Bulleted and Numbered Lists

  • To create a bulleted or numbered list, use the list features provided by Word. In this section you will learn how to create, and format bulleted and numbered lists.

    • Click the Bulleted List button or Numbered List button on the formatting toolbar.

    • Type the first entry and press ENTER. This will create a new bullet or number on the next line. If you want to start a new line without adding another bullet or number, hold down the SHIFT key while pressing ENTER.

    • Continue to type entries and press ENTER twice when you are finished typing to end the list.

  • Use the Increase Indent and Decrease Indent buttons on the formatting toolbar to create lists of multiple levels.

  • You can also type the text first, highlight the section, and press the Bulleted List or Numbered List buttons to add the bullets or numbers.

Creating Nested Lists

To create a nested list, such as a numbered list inside of a bulleted list, follow these steps:

  • Type the list and increase the indentation of the items that will make up the nested list by clicking the Increase Indent button for each item.

  • Highlight the items and click the Numbered List button on the formatting toolbar.

Formatting Bulleted and Numbered Lists

The bullet image and numbering format can be changed by using the Bullets and Numbering dialog box.

  • Highlight the entire list to change all the bullets or numbers, or Place the cursor on one line within the list to change a single bullet.

  • Access the dialog box by selecting Home→ Paragraphs sub task menu on the main tab bar or by right-clicking within the list and selecting Bullets or Numbering command from the shortcut menu as per requirement.

  • Select the list style from one of the choices given, or click the Picture... button to choose a different icon. Click the Numbered tab to choose a numbered list style.

  • Click OK when finished.

Copying Text and Moving (Cutting) Text

Part of editing process of text is copying or moving text to other locations of your document. You can use the copy and cut commands to avoid retyping text in your document.

The Use of Clipboard Copying Text and Moving (Cutting) Text

  • When you copy or cut text, the text is stored in an area of memory called clipboard and can be pasted back into the document or into any other document. You can view the elements on the clipboard by selecting Home Clipboard sub task menu command on the menu bar.

  • Place the mouse arrow over each element in the clipboard to view the contents of each item and click on an element to add its contents to the document.

  • Click Paste All to add all of the items to the document at once. Click the Clear Clipboard button (the icon with an “X” over the clipboard image) to clear the contents of the clipboard.

Moving (Cutting) Text

Moving text means to remove (cut) the selected text from one location and insert it in another location. To move text follows the steps given below:

  • Select the text that will be moved.

  • Select Home Clipboard sub task menu command on the menu bar, or click the Cut button on the standard tool bar, or press CTRL+X keys. This will move the text to a clipboard.

  • To paste cut text , move the cursor to the location you want to move the text to and select Home Clipboard sub task menu command on the menu bar, click the Paste button on the standard toolbar, or press CTRL+V keys.

  • To move a small amount of text a short distance, the drag-and- drop method may be quicker. Highlight the text you want to move, click the selection with the mouse, drag the selection to the new location, and release the mouse button.

Copying Text

Copying means to make a copy of the selected text and insert in another location, leaving the original text unchanged. To copy text, follow the steps given below:

  • Select the text that will be moved.

  • Select Home Clipboard sub task menu command on the menu bar, or click the Cut button on the standard tool bar, or press CTRL+X keys. This will move the text to a clipboard.

  • Choose Home Clipboard sub task menu command on the menu bar, click the Copy button on the standard toolbar, or press CTRL+C keys to copy the text to the clipboard.

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