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Sometimes the trickiest part about a list is making changes to it after it's been created. For example in the old days, if you wanted to remove one item in the list, you often had to deal with blank lines and missing bullets or numbers afterwards. If it was a numbered list, you had some renumbering to do as well. Well, it's gotten much easier in recent years. So let's edit our list. We'll need to open up a document and we can use the one in front of you, but if you're jumping to this lesson, we'll go to the Office button, click to open, navigate to the Lesson 9 folder and we'll open up job posting 17.
Give it a click and click Open. OK. So here's our bulleted list. Let's see that happens when we remove one of our bullets, so one of the lines, for example in the first section where it says "we require extensive travel" here. So I'll just highlight that line by clicking on the left-hand margin next to it and all hit my Delete key. No problem. So the bullet, the text and the blank line are removed automatically. So that's very easy. Now how about adding a bullet to the middle of the list.
What we're going to do is click after this period here in the bullet above the one we just removed and hit the Enter key. All right. Our bullet's there, all we need to do now is type. I'll type "some travel necessary." There we go. Too easy. Now how about sub-bullets like we saw with multilevel lists in the previous lesson? All right. We're going to click after this first bullet here. Just after the period, after customers, we're going to hit Enter and we'll hit the Tab key. That's what demotes us to the next level.
I'll just type in a little bit text here, "orientation." Now when we hit Enter, look what happens. We're still at that same level, so we can continue typing sub-bullets. I'll type "restaurant automation." There we go. One more Enter and I'll type "report"- let's fix that- "on student progress." All right, so maybe this last bullet, we just typed in belongs as a first level bullet, not a second-level like we have it here.
So all we do is we click in front, and we did this in the last lesson with our numbered lists, we hold down the Shift key and hit the Tab key. There we go. So we've promoted it from the second level to the first level. So once again, hitting the Tab key will demote and if I hit it twice, I go down to a third level. Hold down Shift and hit the Tab key brings you up a level with each tap of the Tab key. All right. The last piece of list editing of that I want to show you deals with the space between the bullets and the text.
Yep, that too can be adjusted. So let's say we want little more space between each bullet and then the text. For example, down here in our second list, we want have a little more space so that these items line up better with the bulleted list up top. So the first thing we need to do is click down here and drag from the left and margin right to the bottom so that we select every line in this list. We want it selected ahead of time. Now we're going to go up to the ruler and what we're going to do is actually work with these markers here. You can see as we hover over the top one it says "first line indent". All right.
If I was to drag the first line indent marker on the ruler to the left, look what happens. I'll just move over a couple of notches. I'd increase the space between my two, but you can see that this list is way over here on the left and it doesn't really line up well with the bulleted list above. So to move everything to the right, I just come down here and hover over this marker, you can see it's the left indent marker, and when I click and drag that to the right you can see everything is going to move. And I'll just move it so that it lines up a little bit better with the list up above.
So you've got the idea. You can create lists very quickly and easily if you want to accept the defaults, but it's also nice to know you have full control over the look and feel of your bulleted or numbered lists.
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