Numbering should not be indented and in-line with the body copy.
Spacing is set quite tightly; as a guide, Akzidenz body copy is set 9pt type on 11pt.
Headings are set with a +1pt leading. This will vary depending on the ascenders and descenders, so care should be taken that they don’t hit each other or look too widely spaced. As a guide, some of the applications in these guidelines are 34pt type on 35pt leading or 50pt type on 51pt leading.
Bullet points are square. Square options can be set as standard in Microsoft packages. Where this is not available, they can be set using a lower case 'n' in Wingdings.
A guide has been developed to help create the correct bullet points: How to create bullet points in Word 2010 (.docx)
They should be set at 80% of the text size.
Align bullet points to body copy and no indentation. Sub-bullets should take the form of a dash and should be indented.
As the font size increases so should the indentation space. For 12 pt font size, indention size (tab) is 4.5mm.
Colour can be applied to bullet points to add visual interest.
Text should be left justified on bullet points.