Updated: 12/10/2023 by Computer Hope
Number list

Alternatively called an ordered list, number format, or number list, numbering is a list order done with numbers for checklists or a set of steps. Below is an example of a numbering list between one and three.

  1. Item One
  2. Item Two
  3. Item Three

In Google Docs, use the shortcut key Ctrl+Shift+7 to toggle on and off a numbered list.

How to create a numbered list in HTML

To create the above number list in HTML (hypertext markup language), the <ol> and <li> tags must be used, as shown below.

<li>Item One</li>
<li>Item Two</li>
<li>Item Three</li>

Why use a number list?

A number list is used when creating a list of steps or directions that need to be followed in the order they're listed. If the order is not important, a bullet list could be used instead.

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