So, we’re going to add bullet points and create lists in Google Docs. There are several types of bulleted and numbered lists in Google Docs. Yet the simplest and the most common one is the classic bullet points list. And let us show you how to make one.
Watch the video from https://thegoodocs.com/ and find out how to add bullet and sub-bullet points lists in Google Docs:
How to Create a Bulleted List?
To add a bulleted list in the document, go to the “Bulleted list (Ctrl + Shift + 8)” item on the toolbar at the top of the page, which basically symbolizes what it is with the bullets and the lines. And click on it to insert the first bullet point, which is a start one
To keep adding points, you need to enter something on a line with the first point. And when you are ready to continue, press “Enter” at the end of the line after all the text. That’s how you add new bullet points
Then, there is an option to add sub-bullet points, which works this way: right after you have added a new bullet point and the line with it is empty, press “Tab” on the keyboard instead of entering the text. Then enter something. And you can keep adding new items to the list by pressing “Enter” at the end of each line, or you can push the bullets even farther to the right by pressing “Tab” on the empty line with a sub-bullet point once again
And if you want to return to adding the regular bullet points, press “Enter” on the empty line with the sub-bullet point. For example, here, we do that twice. And you can return to the sub-bullet and bullet points you need. There you go
Other List Options
Or you can apply the list formatting to already written text, but the data has to be on separate lines, and it will ignore the punctuation and other things.
So, when you have put the necessary data on different lines, select all the data you need to make a list for and then go to “Format” on the toolbar at the top of the page, then go down to the “Bullets & numbering” line and drag the mouse to either the numbered or bulleted list. There is also the checklist option here in this menu. Now select the style of the list that you need. For example, we’ll choose the style of the bulleted list to show you the sample. And here it is
And then, you can actually transform one list type into another, for instance, from a bulleted list to a numbered list and backwards without losing the progress.
Once again, select the starting point (now we have the bulleted list points here), but this time go to the “Numbered list (Ctrl + Shift + 7)” item on the toolbar at the top of the page and click on it. And the bullet points turn into the numbers. And the same concerning the sub-points
NB! If you need to change the numbered list to the bulleted list, you can select the starting point and then go to the “Bulleted list (Ctrl + Shift + 8)” item on the toolbar at the top of the page and click on it. And the numbered points turn into the bulleted ones. And the same concerning the sub-points.
NB! To the left of the "Bulleted list (Ctrl + Shift + 8)" item on the toolbar at the top of the page, there is the "Checklist (Ctrl + Shift + 9)" item, which you can use to change the type of the list points to the checklist points.
To finish editing the list and return to the normal text, press “Enter” on the empty line with the bullet point
Concerning customizing the looks of the list, you can change its style right in the middle of the action.
By clicking on the starting bullet point, it will highlight all the points in the list. Then you go to the bullet list icon (“Bulleted list (Ctrl + Shift + 8)”) on the toolbar at the top of the page and click on this little down arrow next to it. And select which style to apply. For instance, we’re choosing one to show you how it works. And here it is
Then you can change the color of the bullet points all at once or individually. Select all of them by clicking on either one of them or double click to select a particular one. Then you go to the “Text color” item on the toolbar at the top of the page and apply the color you like to all the items or to the individual one(s). For example, we’ll choose a random color to show you how it works
Google has a vast library of symbols and emojis, and you are can set any symbol as the point of the list. And we do it like this:
Select one or multiple points in the list by clicking on them. Right mouse click on any of the selected items. And in the menu, press “More bullets”. And here it is
This symbol library is really huge, so, first, let’s choose the category in the “Symbol” drop-down. For example, we’ll select “Emoji” to show you how it works. Here they are, and you, basically, can set any emoji you see as a point in the list. We’ll choose the random emojis as the sample to show you how it works
And then there’s the third drop-down with different groups of emojis, which altogether make the size of this library really large. For example, let’s look at some of the first groups of emojis: “Animals, Plants and Food” and “Objects”. And so on — there are lots of groups of emojis
We hope this tutorial will help you learn how to add bullet and sub-bullet points lists in Google Docs. Good luck!
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