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    2010 Bulleted Lists

    Strange behavior of bulleted lists. In some of my docs pressing the Enter key creates a new bullet, pressing again moves down a level to an indented bullet. In new documents the enter key moves down a bulleted line but I cannot get it to move to a sub bullet even when pressing the Tab key. Somewhere ............ there is a setting I am unable to find
    Any suggestions please
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    Found an article that explains the concept nicely.

    http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/bull...s20072010.html

    Doug Mac

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    Thanks Doug Mac - will read it

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    It could be a simple matter of a setting being disabled. Try this:

    • Click the File tab, Options
    • Click Proofing (at left).
    • Click the AutoFormat As You Type tab.
    • If not already checked, check the box labeled "Set left- and first- indent with tabs and backspaces."
    • OK out.

    That setting controls whether Tab and Shift Tab change the levels of a bulleted (or numbered) list. Also -- and this is one reason many people turn it off -- the setting controls whether pressing the Tab key changes an ordinary left tab into a First-Line Indent.

    If you don't like having tabs turn into first-line indents, you can uncheck the setting and either click the Increase Indent / Decrease Indent buttons in the Paragraph group on the Home tab to change the level of the bullets or press Alt Shift right arrow / Alt Shift left arrow to change the level.

    Hope that helps. Let us know.

    Jan
    Author, Formatting Legal Documents With Microsoft Word 2016,
    Formatting Legal Documents With Microsoft Word 2010​,
    and Formatting Legal Documents With Microsoft Office Word 2007

    For Word and WordPerfect tips, visit my blog at http://compusavvy.wordpress.com

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