Bulleted And Numbered Lists in LibreOffice Writer

This tutorial explains the basics of bulleted and numbered lists in LibreOffice Writer.

Lists are important. And it is frequently used in documents for its unique nature of information presentation.

LibreOffice Writer provides all types of lists for one’s need – such as – bullet list, numbered list, lists with roman numerals, etc. And it is very easy to add it or convert a list of lines to a list in Writer. Here’s how.

How to add Bulleted and numbered lists in LibreOffice Writer

Add Numbered List

In your Writer document, select the lines which you want to convert to a list and hit F12 Or, the standard toolbar, click on the numbered list button.

Numbered list in Toolbar
Numbered list in Toolbar
Numbered list
Numbered list

Add Bulleted List

To add a bulleted list, select the lines and hit Shift+F12 or click on the bulleted list button on the standard toolbar.

Bulleted list in toolbar
Bulleted list in toolbar
Bulleted list
Bulleted list

Add Roman Numerals List

Similarly, to make a roman numeral list (lower case or upper case) – select the lines and click on the small down arrow on the toggled numbered list button. From the pop-up menu, select your desired roman numerals list.

More items
More items
Roman numerals list
Roman numerals list

Item and Sub-item – Nested List

By default, by pressing “Tab” key at the beginning of a list item, makes it a sub-item. And on the contrary, pressing “SHIFT+Tab” makes it a parent item again.

You can keep on pressing Tab to create more levels with your list items.

Items and sub-items list
Items and sub-items list

Change to an arrow, check, cross items list

LibreOffice provides several presets for your bulleted list. Click on the “Toggle Bulleted List” and select “More bullets” to bring up the list of presets. To apply, you have to select the lines and then choose your desired bullet type. Below is a list of bulette types is available:

List of bullets
List of bullets

Add Images as a bullet list

You can also choose from color bullet images in the LibreOffice Writer list. To activate, simply select Toggled numbered list then choose More numbering. Then go to the Image tab to choose from different color bullet types.

Image List
Image List

All these above types are images (*.gif) files and stored at C:\Program Files\LibreOffice\share\gallery\bullets on Windows and in Linux at /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/gallery/bullets.

You can also add your custom image for bullets by clicking the “Add and Resize” button. Accepted images should of *.gif format with dimension 10×10.

SEE ALSO:  How to Add Table of Contents in LibreOffice Writer

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