How to create a multilevel list in a word processor

Updated: 01/24/2018 by Computer Hope
Multilevel list in a word processor

To create a multilevel list like those shown in the picture, follow the steps for the word processor you are using.

Creating a multilevel list in Microsoft Word

Word multilevel list

In Microsoft Word, click the multilevel bullet icon under the Home tab, as shown in the picture. Once the list is started, enter each of the list items you want.

To create a sub-item or another level in the list, press the Tab key. Pressing the Tab key again creates another level in the list.

If you want to move a level of the list back a level, press and hold the Shift key and then press the Tab key.

Tip

To edit the style of the list item, you can right-click on the number or bullet and move to the bullet or number style you want to use.

Creating a multilevel list in Google Docs

In Google Docs, click the bullet or number list icon (Google Number and Bullet list) at the top of the document. Once the list is started, enter each of the list items you want.

To create a sub-item or another level in the list, press the Tab key. Pressing the Tab key again creates another level in the list.

If you want to move a level of the list back a level, press and hold the Shift key and then press the Tab key.

Creating a multilevel list in OpenOffice Writer

OpenOffice Writer multilevel list

To create a multilevel list in OpenOffice Writer, click on the bullet or number list icon at the top of the page. Once the list is started, enter each of the list items you want.

To create a sub-item or another level in the list, press the Tab key. Pressing the Tab key again creates another level in the list. If you want to change how the new level list appears, click the down arrow on the bullet or number list icon on the Properties window, as shown in the picture.

If you want to move a level of the list back a level, press and hold the Shift key and then press the Tab key.

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