Computing Made Easy for the Over 50s by Terrie Chilvers

By Terrie Chilvers

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Try this You can create an indented paragraph by highlighting your paragraph and rightclicking. Select Paragraph and then, underneath the heading Special, select the drop-down arrow. Select First line from the list and click OK. indd 43 14/8/09 11:21:26 Word Make a bullet-pointed list If you want to format any of your text in list form, you can use bullet point or numbering options. 1 Type your list into the document, pressing Enter on your keyboard after each item so that they are each on a separate line 2 Highlight your list and click on the down arrow on the bullet point button 3 In the drop-down menu that appears, preview the different bullet styles by holding your mouse cursor over them 4 Click to select your choice.

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