Formatting Ordered Lists
Ordered lists provide different numbering styles for each indent level in a list, allowing
you to create a hierarchy of information. For example:
You can create a list using a numbering sequence as you proceed from the highest
level to lower levels: I, A, 1, a), (1), (a), i), (1), and (a).
You can create a legal list style, which appends an additional number or letter at
each lower level: 1, 1.1, 1.1.1, and so on.
To add and format an ordered 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.
To create a legal style list, choose Tiered Numbers from the Bullets & Numbering pop-
up menu. Otherwise, choose Numbers instead.
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. To move among levels 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 then 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.
Working with Text
Working with Text