Learn how to create automated bulleted or numbered lists from scratch using text and image bullets, or numbers, as well as apply bullets and numbering to existing content, and customize their properties.
- [Instructor] When you need to list items in a document, to list them in an orderly fashion, there is some functionality built into Pages that will allow you to automatically add bullets, or if the order's important, numbers. We're going to look at bulleted and numbered lists in this movie, and we're going to work with this version of our Leaf and Mortar bio document, 0306. You'll want to open this one up, because I've added a page. Page four here, if you go to the thumbnail on the left, has a list of services.
And you can see each of them in their own paragraph. That's important when it comes to using bulleted or numbered lists. Now if you open up this document and you're asked about replacing fonts, you can let Pages do it for you. If you don't have the fonts used in this document, or you can choose a font that works for you. Either way, you'll end up with the list, and now it's time to talk about using bullets and numbers. But we're going to start up here on the blank page, page one, just to experiment. Just click anywhere on the blank page.
Cursor should be flashing up at the top. Bullets and numbering can be turned on from the inspector. You'll notice when we go over here to the format button, looking at text and style selected, down below, I'm just going to collapse some of these that we're not using, like spacing. So you can see down at the bottom, bullets and lists. And you can expand that using the expansion arrow to get a look at the different options. By default, bullets and numbering are not turned on. But if we wanted to, we can turn it on from here or watch what Pages does when you start typing in your own bullets, such as a dash.
A lot of people use this. A dash, hit the space bar, and type in something like item one. When you press return, automatically, another dash appears. There's an indent, there's formatting applied, and bullets are suddenly turned on. Check out the inspector here. It now shows dash and text bullets. So you can continue typing item two, pressing return continues with the bullets. Let's just use backspace, the delete key, to take those out all the way to the beginning.
Let's try something else. Maybe you like to use the asterisk. Add that, hit the space bar, and type in item one and hit return. Again, bullets are automatically turned on for you. Formatted a little bit differently. Again, it's text bullets. You can see bullet. The asterisk shows up here. And then the options for that particular bullet, the default options appear down below. Let's backspace over those to take them out. The other option is to turn it on from the actual inspector. And for bullets and lists, they can be bullets, they can be numbers, as well.
Click the drop down next to none, and you'll see a number of different options. You have bullets that use images from smaller to bigger bullets. You can also do automatic numbering with letters and numbers. You can see some other options, like dashes, et cetera. And of course, you can create your own, if you wanted to. Let's just go to the standard bullet here, the second option on our list. When you click it, bullets are turned on. You can see the first bullet appears with your flashing cursor. You would then continue to type item one, pressing return, item two, and then if you didn't want bullets any longer, you would switch it from here to none.
And the bullet disappears. You could continue on with your items. Now another option, let's just select all of that, and backspace to take it out, is to use numbering. If the order's important, go on down here and choose one of the numbered options, which includes letters. I'm going to go with the standard number, and you can see a one shows up. So I can type in item one, item two, each time you press return, a new number shows up. I'm going to type in a four here, and then item three.
When the order's wrong, you can move things around and things get numbered automatically. So if I choose item four and drag it down past item three here, as far as I can go, and then just in front of it, press return, you can see how things are getting renumbered. If there's a blank one, I can backspace to take it out and everything gets renumbered. And that's how you work with automatic numbering. Now what happens if you already have the content? Let's select everything and delete it. I'm using backspace here to take out everything.
We're now back to a blank page. We'll go to that new page that I added for you on page four. Now, it works just like it does with paragraph formatting. Each individual paragraph, which is designated by a hard return at the end, would be recognized as its own item. So, if we were to select landscape design all the way down to the end, right to the end of the period, and go over here to bullets and choose one of those bullets, let's go to the first one here under none.
You can see what happens. It's applied to each and every item. If you prefer to use numbering, you can do that, too. Everything gets numbered automatically. And in this case, you can see the order's not really important so we should stick with one of these bullets. I'm going to go with the image bullet. You can see that's actually a picture of a bullet as opposed to text. And when we choose that option, let's go down a little further down the inspector. We can now work with some of the other options that appear by default.
For example, you'll notice that the bullets are right down the left hand side on the margin. If you want them indented from the margin, you can increase the indent. This works with different text bullets, as well, and numbering. You can see it's a quarter inch with each click of the up arrow. I think a quarter inch is probably fine. If you want to increase the space between the bullet and the text, you can do that, too. You can see the default here at 0.13, but we can bump that up to a quarter inch. Notice the entire paragraph is indented, so everything lines up nicely.
The size of the bullet itself defaults to 60%. All that means is if you're working with a 12 point font, it's going to be 60% of that 12 point font. So it's not quite as big as the rest of the text. So we can bump that down if we wanted a smaller image, for example. Let's go down to 50%, and you can type in a value here, as well. You can see that's a smaller image now. And you can see the alignment up and down set to one point. If we were to bump that up, you can see how it's being raised a little higher than the rest of the text.
You can even go past zero into negative numbers. If you wanted it to be on the second line. That doesn't make sense. You can also come in here and type in a value. I'm going to go back to one point. Just a one and press return, and that's where we started. So there are some of the options when working with image bullets, but it also works with text bullets and numbers using the inspector to either turn them on or off, and change up the settings, as well allows you to create good looking lists here in Pages.
- Customizing the user interface
- Setting up documents
- Formatting characters and paragraphs
- Working with built-in styles
- Adjusting page layout
- Working with templates
- Adding boxes, objects, images, and shapes
- Working with tables and charts
- Sharing and collaborating on documents