# Indenting bulleted lists in Notebooks

I currently use Word for notes, making nested bulleted lists as I go. I've just started using Mathematica and would like to do the same in its Notebooks, but it doesn't look like it has that capability. There isn't any automatic indenting of the entire line (so when it wraps, it doesn't start at the indent of the bullet point, but it starts at the beginning of the page).

Is an option that turns it on or a module that allows for it?

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Maybe if you post a screen grab of what you are after. Various cell options exist that will allow you do indent and page wrap and so on. Also there is an Item and ItemNumbered style in the default stylesheet that may be what you need. –  Mike Honeychurch Oct 2 '12 at 23:09

The Outline stylesheet is probably a good starting point.

You can create a new notebook by using the New > Styled Notebook... menu item. You can also switch an existing notebook using the Format > Stylesheet > Utility > Outline menu item.

Then change the environment (Format > Screen Environment) from the default Numbered to Bulleted.

You can increase the level of indentation by typing tab at the beginning of a cell. You can decrease the level with backspace. Using return will create a new cell with the same level of indentation.

Here's an example (the template notebook is the result of the New... approach.)

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Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks! –  Mirov Oct 3 '12 at 3:17
Is there a way to do this without changing the screen environment? When I try to do a slide show using this method the bullet points go back to numbers. –  Cam Oct 8 '12 at 1:38
@Cam You can use the Item styles mentioned by Mike, or by editing (a version of) the stylesheet so that the Presentation environment uses dingbats like Bulleted. –  Brett Champion Oct 8 '12 at 2:50