Do your numbered lists look too close to the listed items? When you use the built-in left-aligned numbering styles, your list can look like this:

Changing the alignment of the numbers in those lists can make your documents easier to read. For example, when the list is centered-aligned, it looks like this:

To center-align a numbered list in Word 2002/2003, follow these steps:

  1. Select the numbered list.
  2. Right-click the list.
  3. Select Bullets And Numbering.
  4. Click the Customize button.
  5. Click the drop-down arrow in the Number Position box and select Centered.
  6. Click OK.

To center-align a numbered list in Word 2007, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Numbered list.
  2. On the Home tab, click the arrow of the Numbering button in the Paragraph group.
  3. Click Define New Number Format.
  4. Click the drop-down arrow of the Alignment box and select Centered.
  5. Click OK.

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