Word Processing – Disable Auto Bulleted And Or Numbered Lists

Word automatically formating bulleted and numbered lists, is very aggravating to me. I turn this function off for that reason.

The following instructions will show you how to turn this off. Of course, if you want to put up with this in the future, just reverse the process:

  • Select AutoCorrect Options from the Tools menu.
  • Click the AutoFormat As You Type tab.
  • Deselect Automatic bulleted lists.
  • Deselect Automatic numbered lists.
  • Click OK.

There are ways to get rid of the automatically bulleted or numbered lists, but I prefer to turn them off all together, rather than having to stop writing to fix the problem.

To turn this function off in OpenOffice the instructions are similar, but not entirely the same:

  • Select AutoCorrect from the drop down Tools menu.
  • Select the Options Tab.
  • Uncheck Apply numbering – symbol:
  • Click OK.

OpenOffice does not give you the option to have one or the other functioning, both bulleted and numbering is either on or off.

This will be one of the topics of tonight’s BPCA Word Processing SIG (Special Interest Group) session.

President/Editor/SIG Leader,
Boca Raton Computer Society, Inc.. Retired, grandfather, blogger, participating in creative writing prompt blogs, and love to read.

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