Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007 and 2010. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Converting List Types.

Converting List Types

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 2, 2013)

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In other issues of WordTips you learn how to insert lists into your documents. After you have created your lists, there may be times when you want to convert from one type of list to the other. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Select the items in the list you want to convert.
  2. Display the Home tab of the ribbon.
  3. If you want to convert a bulleted list to a numbered list, click the Numbering tool in the Paragraph group.
  4. If you want to convert a numbered list to a bulleted list, click the Bullets tool in the Paragraph group.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (11569) applies to Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Converting List Types.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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Great tip re bullets, but it doesn't work.


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