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Put the right space between items in a bullet list
Paragraph style lists can be more readable with space between list items.

Paragraph style lists can be more readable with space between list items.

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  • For simple lists, space between bulleted items isn't usually necessary. For bulleted lists with blocks of copy (such as this list) it is usually best to put space between each item.

  • When using a bullet for blocks of text, it looks best if you indent the second and subsequent lines of text rather than letting them line up underneath the bullet.

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These are not hard and fast rules but attention to paragraph spacing, indents, and excess space in lists can make your bullet lists more readable.

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