Outline Tools in Word

There are many Outline tools provided in Word. This article will cover a few of them. Though these screenshots are in 2016, they should be similar or identical to the steps in earlier versions.  
 
1. To create a new outline, click the "Home" tab, and then click on the arrow next to "Multilevel List" under the "Paragraph" section. 

    
 

2. From the drop down menu, select any of the layouts from the List Library (hovering over the examples will show a preview).

    

3. After selecting the appropriate list, you can start typing. Push enter when you wish to start a new line. 

4. If you want to create a new sublist, press the "Tab" key after you enter a new line, or click the "Increase Indent" button. 

    

5. Once tabbed in on a new bullet point, you can press "Enter" twice or click the "Decrease Indent" button to return to the previous level.
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