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4. Lists

It's often useful to indent your text, or make lists.

How do I indent text?

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  • To indent text, you start the line with one or more colons (:)

:This will be indented,
::This will be indented further,
:::The more colons, the larger the indent.

This will give you:

This will be indented,
This will be indented further,
The more colons, the larger the indent.

How do I make bulleted lists?

Bullets are made in a very similar way. But this time they use asterisks (*). The more asterisks you use, the bigger the indent.

*This gives a bullet,
*If you go onto the next line, the bulleted list continues,
**Just as with colons, the more asterisks, the bigger the indent.

This will give you:

  • This gives a bullet
  • If you go onto the next line, the bulleted list continues.
    • Just as with colons, the more asterisks, the bigger the indent.

How do I make numbered lists?

Numbers use the number sign or hash symbol (#). If you use more than one hash, you can make sub-lists.

#Numbers work in the same way,
#Go onto the next line to carry on the list,
##Two or more number signs will give you sub-items,
##You can carry on with the sub numbers...
#Or go back to the original list.

This will give you:

  1. Numbers work in the same way
  2. Go onto the next line to carry on the list
    1. Two or more number signs will give you sub-items
    2. You can cary on with the sub numbers...
  3. Or go back to the original list.

Try formatting now:

  1. Click edit above
  2. Try to add some indented, bulletted or numbered text
  3. Click Show preview to check what you have written
  4. Click Save page to save your writing

To learn how to make links go to page 5 of this tutorial


Test edits…

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  • list one

list two

    1. list
    2. list
    3. list

list not number

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