Format paragraphs

Using the Text Editor, you can make numbered and bulleted lists, align paragraphs, and change the style of paragraphs.

To do this you use the following toolbar functions, which are displayed as buttons in the toolbar of the text editor:

Button
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Procedure  Example

Numbered List

Use this button to create and remove numbered lists.

Create a numbered list

  1. Select two or more consecutive paragraphs you want to be numbered and click Numbered List.
    The system inserts a number to each paragraph, starting from one.
  2. If you need the paragraph(s) following the numbered list to be also part of the list, select the paragraph(s) and click Numbered List.

Insert more numbered paragraphs

If you want to insert a numbered paragraph inside a numbered list, perform the following:
  • To insert a number at the beginning of the list, place the cursor at the beginning of the first paragraph and press ENTER.
    The system inserts a new paragraph numbered 1 and adjusts the following numbers.
  • To insert a number in the middle of a numbered list, place the cursor at the end of the paragraph after which you want to insert the new numbered paragraph and press ENTER.
    The system inserts a new paragraph with the respective number and adjusts the following numbers.
  • To insert a number in the end of a numbered list, place the cursor at the end of the last paragraph and press ENTER.
    The system inserts a new paragraph with the respective number.

Remove numbering

  • If you want to remove the numbering, select the paragraph(s) which you do not want to be numbered and click Numbered List again.
  • If you want to end your numbered list and continue with normal paragraphs, place the cursor at the end of the last numbered paragraph and press ENTER twice.

You cannot have an unnumbered paragraph inside the numbered list. If you remove the numbering of a paragraph that is in the middle of a numbered list, the system restarts the numbering for the paragraphs following this paragraph.

Create sub list of a numbered list

To make a numbered list to have more than one level of numbering, perform the following:
  1. Select the numbered paragraph which you want to become a sub list of the numbered paragraph above it and click Indent button.
    The system moves the selected numbered paragraph to the right and restarts the numbering of this paragraph from 1. The numbering of the rest of the paragraphs is adjusted accordingly.
  2. To continue the numbering at that second level, either select the next paragraph and perform Step 1, or, if you need new paragraph, place the cursor at the end of the second level numbered paragraph and press ENTER.
  3. To return on the first level of numbering, select the second level numbered paragraph and click Outdent button.
The following is a numbered list:
  1. Step one
  2. Step two
  3. Step three

The following is a numbered list that has been discontinued by a non-numbered paragraph:
  1. Step one.
  2. Step two.
  3. Step three
A non-numbered paragraph.
  1. Step four.
  2. Step five.

The following is a numbered list with second level numbered list.
  1. Step one.
  2. Step two.
    1. Step one of step two.
    2. Step two of step two.
  3. Step three.

Bullet List

Use this button to create and remove bulleted lists.

Create a bulleted list

  1. Select two or more paragraphs you want to be bulleted list and click Bullet List.
    The system indents the paragraphs to the right and inserts a bullet to each paragraph.
  2. If you need the paragraph(s) following the bulleted list to be also part of the list, select the paragraph(s) and click Bulleted List.

Insert more bulleted paragraphs

If you want to insert a bulleted paragraph inside a bulleted list, perform the following:
  • To insert a bullet at the beginning of the list, place the cursor at the beginning of the first paragraph and press ENTER.
    The system inserts a new paragraph with a bullet.
  • To insert a bullet in the middle of a bulleted list, place the cursor at the end of the paragraph after which you want to insert the new bulleted paragraph and press ENTER.
    The system inserts a new paragraph with a bullet.
  • To insert a bullet in the end of a bulleted list, place the cursor at the end of the last paragraph and press ENTER.
    The system inserts a new paragraph with a bullet.

Remove bullets

  • If you want to remove a bullet, select the paragraph(s) which you do not want to be bulleted and click Bullet List.
  • If you want to end your bulleted list and continue with normal paragraphs, place the cursor at the end of the last bulleted paragraph and press ENTER twice.

Create sub list of a bulleted list

To make a bulleted list to have more than one level of bullets, perform the following:
  1. Select the bulleted paragraph which you want to become a sub list of the bulleted paragraph above it and click Indent button.
    The system moves the selected bulleted paragraph to the right and changes the type of bullets used.
  2. To insert more bullets at that second level, either select the next paragraph and perform Step 1, or, if you need new paragraph, place the cursor at the end of the second level bulleted paragraph and press ENTER.

To return at the first level of bullets, select the second level bulleted paragraph and click Outdent button.

The following is a bulleted list:
  • Item one
  • Item two
  • Item three

The following is a bulleted list with second level bulleted list.
  • Item one.
  • Item two.
    • Item one of Item two.
    • Item two of Item two.
  • Item three

NOTE: The above toolbar functions are displayed in the toolbar of the text editor in basic mode. If you need more formatting functions, click More formatting options button in the upper-right corner of the editor.

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