Creating line breaks without bullets in Word or PowerPoint 2007


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.

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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