5 Ways to Quickly Remove Bullets and List Numbers from Your Word Document

In this article, we would like to demonstrate you 5 easy ways to remove the bullets and list numbers from your Word document.

A document can contain bulleted and numbered lists. Sometimes, you may need to reformat these lists. For example, you might need to set list contents in bold, italic, or regular texts, to name just a few. Then you have to remove all the bullets and list numbers first.Remove Bullets and List Numbers from Your Word Document

Here are 5 solutions to different cases.

Method 1: Set “None” Bullets or Numbering

  1. First of all, select unwanted bulleted and numbered entries.
  2. Then click on the drop-down button on “Bullets” or “Numbering”.
  3. Click “None”.Select Entries->Click on Drop-down Button on "Bullets" or "Numbering" Command->Choose "None"

Check the result:Effect

Method 2: Set “Normal” Style for Bulleted or Numbered Entries

  1. To begin with, select unnecessary entries.
  2. Second, click “Home” tab in the Ribbon.
  3. Then click “More” button in “Styles” group.
  4. Next choose “Normal”.Select Entries->Click "Home"->Click "More" Button in "Styles" Group->Choose "Normal"
  5. Or you can press “Ctrl+ Shift+ N” in step 2 instead.

Method 3: Remove All Bullets in a Document

  1. First and foremost, press “Alt+ F11” to open VBA editor in Word.
  2. In the editor, click “Normal” project.
  3. Then click “Insert” tab and choose “Module”.Click "Normal"->Click "Insert"->Click "Module"
  4. Double click new module to bring out the editing area and paste the following macro there:
Sub RemoveAllBulletsInADoc()
  Dim objParagraph As Paragraph
  Dim objDoc As Document
 
  Application.ScreenUpdating = False
  Set objDoc = ActiveDocument
 
  For Each objParagraph In ActiveDocument.Paragraphs
    If objParagraph.Range.ListFormat.ListType = WdListType.wdListBullet Then
      objParagraph.Range.ListFormat.RemoveNumbers
    End If
  Next objParagraph
 
  Application.ScreenUpdating = True
  Set objDoc = Nothing
End Sub
  1. Lastly, click “Run” or hit “F5”.Paste Macro->Click "Run"

Here is the outcome:Effect of Removing All Bullets

Method 4: Remove All List Numbers in a Document

  1. First, repeat steps in method 3 to install and run a macro.
  2. Only you need this macro instead:
Sub RemoveAllListNumbersInADoc()
  Dim objParagraph As Paragraph
  Dim objDoc As Document
 
  Application.ScreenUpdating = False
  Set objDoc = ActiveDocument
 
  For Each objParagraph In objDoc.Paragraphs
    If objParagraph.Range.ListFormat.ListType = wdListSimpleNumbering Then
      objParagraph.Range.ListFormat.RemoveNumbers
    End If
  Next objParagraph
 
  Application.ScreenUpdating = True
  Set objDoc = Nothing
End Sub

Method 5: Remove All Bullets and List Numbers in a Document

Now in case you need to remove both bullets and list numbers, you can utilize the following macro:

Sub RemoveBulletsAndListBumbers()
  Dim objParagraph As Paragraph
  Dim objDoc As Document
 
  Application.ScreenUpdating = False
  Set objDoc = ActiveDocument
 
  For Each objParagraph In objDoc.Paragraphs
    If objParagraph.Range.ListFormat.ListType = WdListType.wdListBullet Or wdListSimpleNumbering Then
      objParagraph.Range.ListFormat.RemoveNumbers
    End If
  Next objParagraph
 
  Application.ScreenUpdating = True
  Set objDoc = Nothing
End Sub

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