Creating line breaks without bullets in Word or PowerPoint 2007

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When creating a bullet or numbered list in MS Word or MS PowerPoint, pressing the ENTER key, will create a new line with a bullet or the next sequential number in the list. But what if you want an item to appear in the list, without a bullet or without incrementing the number?

Creating line breaks without bullets:

To create a new line item in a bullet or numbered list, without a a bullet or the next sequential number in the numbered list, press SHIFT+ENTER. The cursor will move to the next line without a bullet or number.

Creating line breaks without bullets in a bullet or numbered list of Word or PowerPoint

Now if you want to continue the bullet or numbered list, after such line item, simply press the ENTER key.A new line with a bullet or the next sequential number of the numbered list, will be created.

This trick will definitely be handy when you want to create line breaks without bullets, in a bullet or numbered list that you create in MS Word or MS PowerPoint.

2 comments on “Creating line breaks without bullets in Word or PowerPoint 2007
  1. heh heh I figured out this trick back in my college days when I had to type up a bunch of papers..very useful indeed!

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  2. I too use the same method quite often.

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