Bullets and Numbered Lists
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Bulleted and Numbered Lists
There are two types of lists that can easily be created in the wiki. The first is a bulleted list (sometimes called an unordered list), and the other is a numbered list. There is no button on the Editor toolbar to create lists so you will need to create them by hand using this simple syntax.
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In short, bulleted lists are created by using asterisks (*), while numbered lists are created using hashes (#). Notice that you can also embed or nest lists within other lists by adding more asterisks or hashes like this:
* lists are easy * start each line * with an asterisk ** or two ** to nest a list * lists are necessary * lists are useful * lists should be used
- lists are easy
- start each line
- with an asterisk
- or two
- to nest a list
You will use the following syntax for a numbered list:
# ordered lists are good # and very easy to follow ## like this ## and this # ordered lists are good # and very easy to follow # should be utilised
- ordered lists are good
- and very easy to follow
- like this
- and this
- Leaving a space before the asterisk (*) - the asterisk must be place against the left margin.
- Leaving an open line between two items in a numbered list - in this case the numbers will not continue in sequence.
Mixing list types
Yes it is possible to mix list types as in the example below.
- The first item in the list
- The second item in the list
- The first nested bullet
- The second nested bullet
- The third item in the list
This is the syntax we used for the example above:
# The first item in the list # The second item in the list #* The first nested bullet #* The second nested bullet # The third item in the list # The first item in the list # The second item in the list * The first nested bullet * The second nested bullet # The third item in the list