Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Converting List Types.

Converting List Types

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 27, 2017)

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. If you want to convert a bulleted list to a numbered list, click on the Numbered List tool on the Formatting toolbar.
  3. If you want to convert a numbered list to a bulleted list, click on the Bulleted List tool on the Formatting toolbar.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1396) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) 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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