Dec 11, 2014 – This month I worked with a team of people who often write letters to the public. Their letters include a variety of helpful details. When you have a lot of information to communicate in a letter, do you use traditional paragraphs only? Or do you add headings, bullet points, and other kinds of formatting where …

Jan 20, 2012 – However, Garner notes: "If you begin each item with a lowercase letter, put a semicolon at the end of each item, use and after the next-to-last item, and put a period after the last item." The Chicago Manual of Style has pages of rules and examples of bullet points, but it agrees with the Garner style quoted …

Dec 17, 2005 – For example, if your bullets contain a blend of advantages and opportunities, break them into two lists, with one labeled Advantages and another labeled Opportunities. … Is it ever possible to begin bullet points with small case letters (e.g. if they end the sentence which introduces the bullet points)?.

The same applies when someone may refer to specific items by number. Numbered and unnumbered lists are more commonly used in scholarly publications. If numbers aren't essential, use bullets, especially in business documents. When do I capitalize the first letter in a bulleted item?

If your list items are short – less than a single line of text and/or one sentence or less, you do not need punctuation. This example shows a list of short, simple items: this is item one; this is item two; this is item three. Note the colon (:) introduces the list. It goes just before the first bullet. Each bullet point starts with a small letter …