Google Docs | Add a Number List, Bullet List, Check List

Number List”, “Bullet List”, and “Checklist” in Google Docs are used to create attractive documents, especially when you are writing your resume/cv, research papers, etc. These Lists are used when a user writes a procedure or series of steps in their document. This post will demonstrate the method to add a number list, bullet list, and checklist in Google Docs.

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Let’s start the guide.

How to Add a Number List in Google Docs?

A number list is mostly used when a user writes a series of steps or procedures in a document. The following methods allow users to add a number list in Google Docs.

Method 1: Using Toolbar

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Open your document in Google Docs on your web browser. At the top right side of the toolbar, you will see a “Numbered list” option as highlighted below:

Now, select the content on which the number list is to be applied and then click on any of the provided numbered lists:

After clicking on the preferred numbering list, the number list will be applied on the selected content as shown below:

Method 2: Using the Menu Bar

Menu Bar provides the user to adjust the format and settings of the document, located at the very top of the window in Google Docs.

To add a number list using Menu Bar, select the text/content and then click on the “Format” option from the “Menu Bar” as described below:

Now, hover over the mouse on the “Bullets & Numbering list” option from the dropdown. Choose the “Numbered List” from the sub-menu and then select your preferred numbering list:

After clicking the preferred Numbering list, the content will look alike as shown below:

Method 3: Using Shortcut Key

Numbered list” can also be added by using keyboard shortcut keys. Let’s add “Numberedlist” by selecting the text and pressing the “CTRL+SHIFT+7”:

That’s it! All the methods to add a number list are explained.

How to Add a Bullet List in Google Docs?

Bulleted lists are used to order the text for better understanding. The bulleted lists can also be added via three methods that are described one by one:

Method 1: Using Toolbar

Select the content and then click on the “Bulleted List” option from the toolbar as mentioned below:

After applying the “Bulleted List”, the screenshot is provided below:

After clicking bulleted list has been applied successfully check the screenshot below:

Method 2: Using Menu Bar

Let’s apply a bulleted list on the text using Menu Bar, select the text to apply the bulleted list and click on the “Format” option on the Menu Bar:

Now, mouseover on “Bullets & Numbering list” option from the dropdown and again on “Bulleted List” from another dropdown and select your preferred Bulleted list:

After clicking on the preferred Bulleted list, the content will look alike as shown below:

Method 3: Using the Shortcut Key

To add “bulleted list”, select the text and press “CTRL+SHIFT+8” from the keyboard, see the “GIF” below:

Now, let’s explore the methods that can be used to add a checklist in Google Docs.

How to Add a Checklist in Google Docs?

The checklist is mostly used for listing the project tasks so that the key milestones of the project can be tracked. Let’s practice it by applying a checklist to the selected content.

Method 1: Using Toolbar

Select your text and click on the checklist option from the toolbar bar:

After clicking, checklists have been applied on the selected text:

Method 2: Using the Menu Bar

Select the text on which you want to apply check lists and click on the “Format” option from the Menu Bar:

Now, mouseover on the “Bullets & Numbering list” option from the dropdown and click on “check Lists” option from another dropdown:

After clicking, a checklist has been applied to the selected text:

Method 3: Using the Shortcut Key

Select the text in Google Docs and press “CTRL+SHIFT+9” from the keyboard to add the “checklist”:

The checklist has been applied to the selected text.

The above-stated methods are applied to the web version of Google Docs.

Bonus Tip: Add a Number, Bullet, and Check List on Google Docs Mobile App

Google Docs support for “Mobile App” is also available. Let’s discuss how to add these lists on the mobile app. These methods are the same for “Android” as well as “iPhone”.

Adding Number List

First, open Google Docs and select the text to apply the numbering list, and click on the numbering list option; see the below guide:

Adding Bulleted List

To add a bulleted list, open your google docs on mobile, select your text and click on the “bulleted List” option:

Adding Check List

To add a checklist, select your text and click on the “check List” option as shown below:

That’s all from this guide!

Conclusion

First, open Google Docs and select the text to apply “Number, Bullets or checklist”. After that, add the lists through the “toolbar” or from the “Format” option (available on the “Menu bar”). Furthermore, users can also add these lists using the keyboard “shortcut keys”. The Google Docs mobile app methods are also illustrated in this post. This detailed Google Docs guide has demonstrated numerous methods to add a number, bullet, or checklist.