Word 97 lets you creat lists quickly by using a few simple techniques. Test these out for quick typing using lists:
If you want to use Roman Numerals such as I, II, III, IV, etc., start out with the I followed by a period and a space, then type the text and return. The Roman Numerals will be placed in sequence. By striking the Enter key without any text, the list will be stopped. By using your cursor or mouse you can move within the listing and add or delete items. The list should be updated automatically.
Now try numbered lists, starting out with a 1 followed by a period and a space. Works in the same manner.
Now try a uppercase letter, starting with an "A" followed by a period and a space. Lowercase letters can also be used or started with an "a" to make a list.
Let's do something different. Type a lowercase "o" or an asterisk "*", then hit the TAB key and type some text. Then strike the Enter key, and watch how the asterisk or "o" turns into a bullet. This techniques works the same as a numbered listing.
Now try using a greater than sign ">" followed by a TAB and then type text. Strike the Enter key and notice how the sign changes shape.