I know there exists a keyboard shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+L to create a new bullet point, but this does not add the appropriate indentation. Is there a keyboard shortcut that exists or that I can define to emulate the behavior of clicking on the bulleted list button?
For bulleted lists, type
* and then press Tab.
You can start other styles of lists with similar shortcuts.
For numbered lists, type
(1) and then press Tab.
You can also use
A for lowercase or uppercase lettered lists, with your choice of brackets or period.
For Roman numeral lists, use
Is there a keyboard shortcut that exists or that I can define to emulate the behavior of clicking on the bulleted list button?
To answer this part of your question: there is a way of precisely doing this, i.e. assigning a keyboard shortcut to any button on any ribbon in the MS-Word. Here's what you do:
- Press Ctrl+Alt+NumPad Plus keys together to enter the mode where you can assign a keyboard shortcut. You should see the "looped square knot" (
⌘) symbol in place of the cursor arrow.
- Now, you just have to point to and click the button to which you want to assign a shortcut and
- you will be shown a window where you could assign the shortcut.
Alternately look into this blog post, or to this video on YouTube: Easiest way of assigning keyboard shortcuts in MS-Word.