Working with Lists

Working with Lists

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Writer provides various pre-formatted bullet and numbering styles for you to create simple ordered or unordered lists. Also, customize your lists to suit your needs.

Create bullet list

Bullets are usually used for non-sequential lists.

To create a bulleted list,

  1. Position the cursor where you want to start the list.
  2. Click the More > Format tab.
  3. In the Format tab, under Paragraph , click the drop-down arrow next to the Bulleted List icon. A list of styles will appear.
  4. Click the type of style you want to use. Every time you finish a line, press Enter to generate the next bullet point automatically.
Note:
  • You can also apply bullets to a list you've already typed. For this, select the text and click the bullet icon.

Create image list

Customize your list data by creating image list. Upload from your image library or from Google Photos, or Flickr, etc., to create an image list.

To create a image list

  1. Position the cursor where you want to start the list.
  2. Click the More > Format tab.
  3. In the Format tab, under Paragraph, click the drop arrow next to Bulleted List icon and select the Use Image... option
  4. In the Image Library pop-up, choose the required image from the existing library, or upload from your desktop or from web URL. Also, you can authenticate your Google and Flickr accounts and choose the images from the respective applications.

Create numbered lists

You can customize listing by numbering your lists and by adding prefix and suffix to your numbered lists.

Numbered lists will represent anything that follows a specific order. Numbered lists can use numbers (1,2,3...), the English alphabet (A,B,C.../a,b,c...) or Roman letters (I,II,III.../i,ii,iii...).

To create a numbered list,

  1. Position the cursor at the point where you want to start the numbered list.
  2. Click the More > Format tab.
  3. In the Format tab, click the drop-down arrow next to the Numbered list icon. A list of numbering styles will appear.
  4. Click the type of numbering you want to use. The first number/letter will appear on the page. Every time you finish a line, press Enter to generate the next number.

Create a heading list

Heading lists can be used when you have multiple sections in your document. This feature is especially useful when you create research or business/legal documents which may have main sections and sub-sections that are organized in a hierarchical structure.

Note: To use the Heading List feature, the headings in your document must be formatted using the heading styles in the Format tab.

To create a heading list,

  1. Select the first heading in your document.
  2. Click the More > Format tab.
  3. In the Format tab, click the drop-down arrow next to the Heading List icon.
  4. Click the type of heading list you want to use. It will be applied to all the headings in your document.

Create a checklist

Checklists are more useful and interactive when you want to stay on track with your tasks and get things done. See how you can create and use checklists in Writer.

To create a checklist,

  1. Position the cursor where you want to start the list.
  2. Click the More > Format tab.
  3. In the Format tab, under Paragraph, click the drop-down arrow next to the Check List icon.
  4. Check or uncheck your list items, whenever required. Also, use the checklist options to move list up or down, check all, uncheck all and much more. Right click on your list and use these options as required.

Edit a list

You can change the list type, increase/decrease indents, edit prefixes and suffixes of a list.

Edit prefix and suffix of numbered lists

To edit the prefix/suffix of numbered lists,

  1. Click on the numbered list. The entire list will be selected. Even if your list is a page long, or more.
  2. Once selected, right click on it and scroll to the last option "Edit Prefix and Suffix."
  3. A popup box will appear where you can enter the desired Prefix and Suffix you want to apply to your list.
  4. Once done, click "Apply."

Restart a numbered list

To restart a numbered list,

  1. Click from where you want to restart the numbering.
  2. Right click and select Restart Numbering from the list options.
  3. In the popup window, enter a new start number for your list.

Increase/decrease Indent

To edit indent,

  1. Choose the list you want to indent.
  2. Right click and select Increase indent (Command+M) or decrease indent (Command+Shift+M) option.

Set default list

To set a list as default,

  1. Choose the list you want to set as default.
  2. Right-click and select the Set as Default option.

Combine lists

If you have two or more lists, you can combine them into a single one. Allow you to combine numbered lists into a single consecutively numbered list. You do not even have to do any additional formatting because the second list is automatically formatted to match the first one.

Combine two or more lists to one. You can combine numbered lists without adding any formatting. The second list will be automatically formatted to match the first one and you can have consecutive numbering overall.

To combine a list

  1. Choose the required list.
  2. Right-click and select the Continue with Previous List option.

Split lists

Starting the ordered list with a different number is needed to have the list split under different headings or pages. You can now right click to "Start As New List" on the list item which should split and make it start from 1.

You can start an ordered list with new numbering in case if you want to split to different headings or pages.

To split a list

  1. Choose the required list.
  2. Right-click and select the Restart as New List option.

Sorting options

You can use the sorting option to organize your list of data in the document.

To sort your list,

  1. Right click on the required list of information that you require to sort.
  2. Choose Sorting options and sort your list alphabetically or numerically, as required.

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