## Bullet lists

Bullet lists are for simple lists where you do not wish to refer to members of the list, but merely wish to list a number of points and to make them stand out from the main text. The first letter is normally in Upper case.

• Bullet lists are useful;
• They are easy to construct;
• You can indent them and LaTeX will generate a new bullet' character:

• Like this;
• And this;

• Or even this.

Bullet lists should not be used where the writer mentions there is a specific number of items (There are 3 points to consider'') or where they refer to elements of the list (The second point proves...''): in these cases, use an enumerated list.

### How to construct a bullet list

Here is how to construct the above list. Type a \begin{itemize} command followed by an \end{itemize} command (good idea to know you have taken care of the end of the list). Insert your list members between the begin and end commands. Each member of the list is preceded by the command \item. In general, note that American spelling is used for LaTeX commands ...

\begin{itemize}
\item Bullet lists are useful;
\item They are easy to construct;
\item You can indent them and \LaTeX\ will generate a
new bullet' character:
\begin{itemize}
\item Like this;
\item And this;
\begin{itemize}
\item Or even this;
\end{itemize}
\end{itemize}
\end{itemize}