Formatting Numbered Lists
Although you can use automatic list generation to create a simple numbered list,
using the Text inspector gives you many options for formatting numbered lists.
See “Generating Lists Automatically” on page 181 for information about creating a
Working with Text
Working with Text
To add and format a numbered list:
Place the insertion point where you want the list to begin.
Click Inspector in the toolbar, click the Text inspector button, and then click Bullets.
Choose Numbers from the Bullets & Numbering pop-up menu, and then choose a
numbering style from the pop-up menu directly below it.
To adjust the space between numbers and the left margin, use the Number Indent
field. To adjust the space between numbers and text, use the Text Indent field.
To add and indent items in your list, do any of the following:
To add a new topic at the current indent level, press Return. If you’re working in a
table cell and “Return key moves to next cell” is selected in the Table inspector, press
To create an unnumbered paragraph within a topic, press Return while holding
down the Shift key. If you’re working in a table cell and “Return key moves to next
cell” is selected in the Table inspector, press Control-Return instead.
To enter a new topic at the next lower indent level, press Tab. To enter a new topic
at the next higher level, press Shift-Tab. You can also click and hold a number, and
then drag to the right, to the left, down and to the right, or down and to the left.
If you’re working in a table cell and “Return key moves to next cell” is selected in
the Table inspector, use the Indent Level controls in the Bullets pane of the Text
inspector to change the level of entries.
To return to regular text at the end of your list, press Return and choose No Bullets
from the Bullets & Numbering pop-up menu. You may also need to adjust the
If you’re working in a table cell and “Return key moves to next cell” is selected in the
Table inspector, press Option-Return instead of Return.
To add an existing paragraph to a numbered list, click the paragraph, choose a
numbering style, and click “Continue from previous.”
To start a new numbered sequence in a list, click “Start at” and specify the number
you want the sequence to begin with.
If you want items in your list to have labeled subtopics (as in an outline), use an
ordered list instead of a numbered list.