If your numbered lists crowd numbers and list items too close together, here's a simple fix: Apply centered alignment to your numbers.
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:
- Select the numbered list.
- Right-click the list.
- Select Bullets And Numbering.
- Click the Customize button.
- Click the drop-down arrow in the Number Position box and select Centered.
- Click OK.
To center-align a numbered list in Word 2007, follow these steps:
- Select the Numbered list.
- On the Home tab, click the arrow of the Numbering button in the Paragraph group.
- Click Define New Number Format.
- Click the drop-down arrow of the Alignment box and select Centered.
- Click OK.
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