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BY J. CARLTON COLLINS, CPA

Q: I added a long numbered list to a Word document, and I want to format the numbered bullets with a different font and font size than the text (so the formatting matches the other lists already included in the document). I am able to select the entire numbered list (including the bullet numbers and text) and change the format, but I can’t figure out how to change the format of the text only without changing the numbered bullets’ font and font size. My only solution seems to be to format the text on each line individually, but there must be a better way. Can you tell me how?

A: To change the font and font size of bullet numbers (or bullet symbols) in Word, right-click on a bullet, then select Font from the pop-up menu. This action will select all of the bullets in the bullet list and display the Font dialog box. Select the font settings you want and click OK to apply those settings consistently to all bullets, but not to the text following each bullet.

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