When you use automatic list generation, Pages automatically formats a list for you
based on what you type. To use this feature, first choose Pages > Preferences, click
Auto-Correction, and make sure that “Automatically detect lists” is selected.
Pages provides preformatted bullet and numbering styles for creating simple
or ordered lists. Bulleted and numbered lists are simple lists without the nested
hierarchies of information like those you might see in an outline.
To create a list:
Place the insertion point where you want the list to begin.
Create a list.
To create a bulleted list, press Option-8 to type a bullet (•) or a hyphen (-), a space,
and some text, and then press Return. To learn how to format your bulleted list see
“Formatting Bulleted Lists” on page 101.
To create a list with labels that are asterisks (*) or hyphens (-), type an asterisk or a
hyphen, a space, and some text, and then press Return.
To create a list with labels that are numbers, letters, or Roman numerals, type the
number, letter, or Roman numeral; a period; a space; and some text. Then press Return.
To learn how to format your numbered or ordered list see “Formatting Numbered
Lists” on page 102 and “Formatting Ordered Lists” on page 103.
To add a new topic at the current indent level, press Return.
Working with Text
Working with Text
To move a list topic to the next lower indent level, press Tab. To move a list topic to the
next higher level, press Shift-Tab.
To change the list level of a list topic and its subtopics, select the list topic and choose
Format > Text, and then choose Decrease List Indent Level or Increase List Indent Level
from the Text submenu.
To change the list level of a list topic, press Option and select the list topic, choose
Format > Text, and then choose Decrease List Indent Level Ignoring Children or
Increase List Indent Level Ignoring Children from the Text submenu. Only the selected
list topic is moved.
To end your list, press Return twice, or press Return and then press Delete.
Note: If you’re working in a table cell and “Return key moves to next cell” is selected in
the Table inspector, press Option-Return instead of Return.
Use these other techniques to add and indent items in your list:
To create an unbulleted or unnumbered paragraph within a topic, press Return
while holding down the Shift key. If you’re working in a table cell and “Return key
moves to next cell” is selected in the Table inspector, press Control-Return instead.
To enter a new topic at the next lower indent level, click and hold a bullet or
number, and then drag to the right, to the left, down and to the right, or down and
to the left.
If you’re working in a table cell and “Return key moves to next cell” is selected in the
Table inspector, use the Indent Level controls in the List pane of the Text inspector
to increase or decrease the indentation of list entries.
To return to regular text at the end of your list, press Return and choose No Bullets
from the Bullets & Numbering pop-up menu in the Text inspector. You may also
need to adjust the indent level.
To add an existing paragraph to a numbered or ordered list, click the paragraph,
choose a numbering style, and click “Continue from previous.”
To start a new numbered sequence in a numbered or ordered list, click “Start at” and
specify the number you want the sequence to begin with.
To learn about modifying list styles, see “Modifying a Tiered List Style for Ordered
Lists” on page 131 and “Modifying Bulleted or Numbered List Styles” on page 132.