bulleted and numbered lists
Don’t type them manually
Are you still making bulleted and numbered lists by manually typing bullets or numbers at the beginning of each line?
In the 21st century, no one should be doing this task by hand. Manually formatted lists are a waste of time and prone to error. I can get you started, but if you’re unfamiliar with automated lists, spend some time with your word processor’s manual or help file.
As I suggested in mixing fonts, it’s acceptable to set a list index (i.e., a bullet or a number) in a different font than the list item itself. You can also make the list index a smaller point size.
Asterisks are sometimes used as bullets, but they’re not qualified for the job—they’re too small and too high.