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Archive of FrontPage 'Lists' information:
Lists allow items to be displayed in a way that catches the eye and makes information easier to consume. For this reason, they are particular useful for formatting text on the web.
All list items should use sentence case where possible.
Both ordered (ie numbered) and unordered (ie bulleted) lists may be used. To format lists within LSE website style:
- For unordered lists
Use filled circle bullets, unfilled circle bullets or filled square bullets
- For ordered lists
Use numbers, upper case letters, lower case letters, upper case roman numerals or lower case roman numerals
It is sometimes useful to add a line break after each list item to make dense lists easier to read. To do this, insert two single line breaks ('Shift' + 'Enter' twice) then a return ('Enter').
- This is an unordered list
- Each list item is written in sentence case
- A gap has been added between each list item to make the list less dense
- This is an unordered list with nesting
- This list item is indented
- So is this one
- This is another top-level list item
- This is an ordered list
- This is what happens if an ordered list is indented:
- You can use 'list properties' to choose whether an ordered list uses numerals or letters
4. Sometimes the sense of a list can follow on from a sentence in the previous sentence: For example, the following list:
- follows on its sentence from the previous sentence;
- uses lower case for the first letter;
- has a semicolon at the end of each item;
- the penultimate item has '; and' at the end; and
- the final item ends with a full stop.
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