Bulleted and numbered lists are great visual tools to use in slide shows. It lets you separate ideas into distinct units that you can then evaluate as you discuss a slide. But you may find that Powerpoint has a habit of always thinking that you want to make lists, and creating one any time you start a line with a dash or a number.
If you find this behavior to be difficult to work with, then you may be looking for a way to stop Powerpoint from automatically generating these lists. Fortunately there is a setting that controls this behavior, and we will show you how to disable it in the steps below.
How to Stop Powerpoint 2013 from Automatically Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists
The steps in this guide are going to turn off an option in Powerpoint 2013 where the program will automatically create a bulleted list when you type a “-” at the beginning of a line, or a numbered list when you type a number at the beginning of a line.
Step 1: Open Powerpoint 2013.
Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left of the window.
Step 3: Click the Options button at the bottom of the left column.
Step 4: Select the proofing tab at the left side of Powerpoint Options.
Step 5: Click the AutoCorrect Options button.
Step 6: Choose the AutoFormat as You Type tab at the top of the window, then click the box to the left of Automatic bulleted and numbered lists to remove the check mark. Click the OK button at the bottom of the window to save your changes.
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