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I have a list with bullet points in an email I am composing in Outlook 2010, for example:

  • A top level bullet
    • 1
    • 2
  • B top level bullet
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
  • C top level bullet
    • 3
    • 4

It starts off looking like the above, with no line spacing at all. I can find a number of ways of playing with paragraph settings to get this, with line spacing between every line:

  • A top level bullet

    • 1

    • 2

  • B top level bullet

    • 5

    • 6

    • 7

    • 8

  • C top level bullet

    • 3

    • 4

But what I want is this (ie space between only the top-level bullets A/B/C/etc, without space between the indented ones):

  • A top level bullet
    • 1
    • 2

  • B top level bullet
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8

  • C top level bullet
    • 3
    • 4

Is that possible with line spacing settings or do I have to keep entering extra blank lines?

(apologies, the layout of the bullets I tried to write are a bit off from the description! What I'm aiming for is:

  • A top level heading
    ---- indent bullet
    ---- indent bullet
    [vertical space]
  • B top level heading
    ---- indent bullet
    ---- indent bullet
    ---- indent bullet
    ---- indent bullet
    [vertical space]
  • C top level heading
    ---- indent bullet
    ---- indent bullet
    etc

That'll teach me for trying to be clever and drawing the proper splodges!)

Thanks, Simon

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I am afraid it cannot be realized using the built-in options. You may have to manually inserting extra blanks or using the workaround below:

  1. Let's say you only need to use a two-level bullets, create a customized multilevel list as follows: (For the third level, set the formatting as none.) enter image description here
  2. Use the steps below to type your list:

1). Press *, Space to insert the first level bullet, type "A top level heading".

2). press Enter, Tab to insert the second level bullet, type "1", press Enter, type "2".

3). Press Enter, Tab to insert the third level, press Space so that this line won't be removed when you press Enter, Press Enter.

4) Press Shift+Tab twice to go back to the first level, type "B top level heading", refer to the steps above to type the other text.

enter image description here

  • Hi Yuki, thanks for the information. Just knowing there's no built-in way to do it is the main thing I needed so I don't spend ages looking :-) The problem with your workaround is that it only works if I have bullet lists with two levels, as it puts a gap as the third level, rather than before the first level, to give that effect. I can probably get the same desired effect as a workaround just by doing Shift-Enter (to get a bullet line with no bullet) and then another Space and Enter (to continue with the bullets) which is perhaps simpler but alas still not automatic with spacing ;-) – psymann Oct 4 '18 at 9:31

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