Bullet Lists

This section contains information on bullet lists and numbered lists.

  • Each item of a list should start with a * or - and a space after it
  • Lists should have an empty line before and after
  • Sublists should also precede with an extra newline
  • Indent sublists with 3 spaces

bullet lists:

  • Each item of a list should start with a * or - and a space after it

numbered lists:

  • Start each item with a #. and a space after it for automatic numbering

See also:

Example 1: List with Sublist Items

* item 1
* item 2 is a longer text with line breaks. We can format and
  indent like this
* item 3

   * subitem 3.1
   * subitem 3.1

* item 4

How it looks:

  • item 1

  • item 2 is a longer text with line breaks. We must format and indent like this

  • item 3

    • subitem 3.1
    • subitem 3.1
  • item 4

Example 2: List with Sublist and Error

Important

This example will not work as expected, because the extra lines for the sublist are missing (note item 3 in bold).

* item 1
* item 2
* item 3
   * subitem 3.1
   * subitem 3.1
* item 4

How it looks:

  • item 1

  • item 2

  • item 3
    • subitem 3.1
    • subitem 3.1
  • item 4

For more information on common errors, see Common Pitfalls.