Creating Lists on Medium
Medium has two types of auto-formatting lists: bulleted lists and numbered lists.
Bulleted List— To begin a bulleted list, go to a new line, type in a dash (-) or asterisk (*), and press Space. Next, you start typing your first item. Once you hit Enter on your keyboard, the list will be reformatted for you automatically:
Numbered List — To begin a numbered list, go to a new line, type in 1. (numeral one, period), and press the space bar on your keyboard. The list will automatically add subsequent numbers when you hit Enter on the keyboard.
Custom Lists — While not a built in function in Medium's toolbar editor, creating your own custom list can be a great way to add originality or style to a list, or a way to organize content in greater detail.
★ Point 1
★ Point 2
★ Point 3
▹ Point 1
▹ Point 2
▹ Point 3
✓ Point 1
✓ Point 2
✓ Point 3
Additional Notes About Medium Lists:
- Numbered lists cannot be continued if you try to insert an image in the middle of them. Alternatively, you can create numbered lists without using Medium’s formatting (so that you can include images, for example) by excluding the space from after the period.
2. Utilize this technique
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6. Numbered lists out of sequence
1.To create lists
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3. interrupted by images.
- While custom sits can look cool, make sure that you view your article in both desktop mode and on a mobile device as custom symbols may render correctly in one format but not on another.
- Bullet points work with bold or italicized text but not with text that has been enlarged to either a title, sub-title, heading, or subheading.
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Casey Botticello is a partner at Black Edge Consulting. Black Edge Consulting is a strategic communications firm, specializing in online reputation management, digital marketing, and crisis management. Prior to founding Black Edge Consulting, he worked for BGR Group, a bipartisan lobbying and strategic communications firm.
Casey is the founder of the Cryptocurrency Alliance, a Super PAC dedicated to cryptocurrency and blockchain advocacy. He is a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania, where he received his B.A. in Urban Studies.