Insert non-numbered line in a list

Sometimes you need to add text below a numbered or bulleted item without creating another number or bullet. If you just press Enter at the end of a line, Microsoft Word will automatically insert the next item in the series with an accompanying bullet point or number.

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There is however an easy solution using the keystrokes below.

  • Click at the end of the line
  • Hold down the Shiftkey
  • Tap the Enterkey
  • Add your text
  • When you want to add the next sequential number, hit the Enterkey again.

Note: This is also handy when you are working with bullets in PowerPoint.

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