CCNC/CCNC Module 6/Text and Text Formating/Subsection 2 Bulleted and Numbered Lists

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Using Bulleted and Numbered Lists

You can create two different types of lists in Impress: Bulleted lists and numbered lists. Bulleted and numbered lists help a reader to simplify steps or items. Teachers often use bulleted lists to highlight important pieces of their modules. Manuals often include numbered lists to highlight step-by-step instructions.

  • A bullet by default in Impress is a black circle but it can be customized to any other symbol used to highlight items in a list.
  • Use bullets to list items items that do not have to be in any particular order.
  • Use numbers (or letters) when information has to be in a certain order (or when the count is necessary).
  • You can use the default Bullets and Number settings by clicking on the appropriate button on the Formatting Toolbar.

Impress provides several bulleted-list template slides that you can incorporate into your presentation. You can use these slides or create new slides on your own.


Creating a Bulleted List

To Create a Bulleted List, Follow the Steps Below:

  • Highlight the text that you want to convert into a bulleted list.


  • Click the Bullets button on the Formatting toolbar.


Formatting a Bulleted List

Any list of items that you create in Impress can be converted into a bulleted list by using the Format menu.

To Format a bulleted list, Follow the Steps Below:

  • Highlight the text that you want to convert into a bulleted list.
  • Click on Format|Numbering&Bullets on the menu bar.


  • Click the Bullets tab on the Numbering&Bullets dialog box.


If you would rather use bullet graphics instead of the black circle or other standard bullets, click the Graphics tab on the Numbering&Bullets dialog box.


  • Click to select a bullet style from the examples that are displayed in either the Bullets tab or the Graphics tab of the Numbering&Bullets dialogue box.
  • Click the OK button.

To create a line break between items in a bulleted or numbered list, place your cursor where you want the line break and press Shift + Enter.

Creating and Formatting a Numbered List

Impress also gives you different options for formatting a numbered list.

To Format a Numbered List, Follow the Steps Below:

  • Highlight the text that you want to convert into a numbered list.