How To Create Lists In Microsoft Word For Android

If you are a busy person, like to keep your life organized, or you just simply need to remember important stuff sometimes, then you surely know how handy lists can be. No matter whether you are going shopping, getting ready for a trip or putting together a business plan, lists can help you stay organized by structuring information both visually and in a way that it makes sense. Let's see how to create all kinds of lists in Microsoft Word on Android!

NOTE: Before going any further, the first steps are, of course, launching Word and creating a new document or opening an existing one: follow the links to read the tutorials about these tasks.

How To Create Unordered Lists In Microsoft Word For Android

Enter some text that you want to be organized in a list: you should enter the list elements on new lines, so the result looks something like this:

Unordered lists are a great way for structuring information when the list elements' order does not matter: shopping lists, daily to-do lists, or travel checklistsl. To create such lists, select your list elements.

Then tap the A icon in the top row to open the Home menu.

Now, scroll through the Home menu, until you see the two list types: Bullets and Numbering.

Tap Bullets to access unordered list types.

Tap one of the symbols you like from the list: this will mark the different list elements.

That's it! You have created a simple, unordered list.

To turn off the bullets and disable this list, select the list elements and tap Bullets.

Then tap the None icon from the list of bullets.

There you have it: the list has been turned off.


How To Create Ordered Lists In Microsoft Word For Android

Ordered lists are required when the order of the list elements is important, like when you are creating a list of successive steps to be performed to complete a task.

You will again need a list of elements on new lines to be included on the list. Select these lines and on the Home menu tap Numbering to access ordered list types.

Then tap an ordered list style to create it.

Done, your list is ready!

To turn off the list, tap Numbering again while the list is selected.

Here, tap None to turn off the list.

This way you get your simple list elements back.


How To Multilevel Lists In Microsoft Word For Android

Sometimes a simple list is not enough, you need more levels to structure the information even further. To do this, select the elements on your list that you want to move to a sublevel - this works the same way, no matter whether you have an ordered or unordered list.

Now, tap the Increase indent button below the two list types on the Home menu.

This makes the selected list elements go to the right and change their list symbol, thus showing that they are on a different list level.

To change the sublevel symbol, select the elements on the sublevel then tap Bullets or Numbering - you can have ordered sublevels for an unordered list or vice versa, so you can choose whichever you like.

Then choose a different symbol or numbering type for the sublevel.

To bring back a sublevel to the previous one, thus disabling the multilevel list, select the sublevel elements and tap the Decrease indent icon below the two list types on the Home menu.

The sub level is moved back to the previous level and your list becomes a simple one again.


Although Microsoft Word for Android has to show a decent number of features in a much smaller space, the designers did quite a good job with the lists. The two types of lists are very easy to set up and manipulate, you just need to tap a few icons to get things working and keep your thoughts organized.

Microsoft Office apps for Android have a lot more features: keep reading our series about the office package to learn about them, and be sure to share your experiences in the comments section!