Bullets and Numbering Dialog Box

The Bullets and Numbering dialog box enables you to define cascading style sheet (CSS) style attributes for lists that are created by using the ol and ul elements. You can apply these attributes directly to HTML elements, or you can add them to CSS style rules.


Do not use this dialog box to change the bullets or numbering for a BulletedList server control. For that control, you must set bullet or number properties by using the BulletStyle enumeration.

You can access the Bullets and Numbering dialog box by using the following methods:

  • In Design view, select Bullets and Numbering from the Format menu.

  • In the New Style dialog box, select More Colors... from the Color list.

  • Select the control or element, select its Style property in the Properties window, and then click the ellipsis button (...).

If the page element does not have any CSS rules applied to it, the style rule is created as an inline style. If a CSS style rule exists for the page element, the style information is saved as part of the existing style rule.


Inline style rules override style rules that are in a style element on the page or style rules that are in an external CSS file.

To specify a picture as a bullet

  1. Add the picture to the project.

    The image must be in the project directory.

  2. In Design view, select the bulleted list that you want to change.

  3. In the Format menu, click Bullets and Numbering.

    The Bullets and Numbering dialog box is displayed.

  4. Select Specify picture and then click Browse....

    The file-selection dialog box is displayed.

  5. Select the image that you want to use as a bullet.

  6. Click OK.

Picture Bullets

Lets you select an image to use as a bullet for a bulleted list.

Plain Bullets

Lets you select a plain bullet, which includes a diamond, a circle, and a square.


Lets you select a sequencing style. These styles include Arabic (1, 2, 3), uppercase Roman (I, II, III, IV), lowercase Roman (i, ii, iii, iv), lowercase letters (a, b, c), and uppercase letters (A, B, C). You can also set which value starts the sequence.

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