How to create a list on my iPad

This might not be the right place for this dumb question so feel free to move it.

When using my iPad, I cannot create a list like this one (copied from someone else’s post and edited):

Item list topic

  • List item 1
  • List item 2
  • List item 3
  • List item 4
  • List item 5

When I try to create it, I have to use the list tool for each element in the list which results in each item being a separate list. I know this is a dumb question but can someone tell me how to create a multiple item list on my iPad?

Here is an example of what happens:

My item list

  • List item 1

  • List item 2

  • List item 3

The forum uses markdown syntax. A bullet list is started by a blank line followed by a line that begins with a hyphen then a space. Each new item is created by hitting return and then a hyphen and space to start the next bullet. Let the markdown formatter handle line wrap; no need to hit return.

  • first bullet
  • second bullet which is long enough that on most displays it will wrap to the next line.
  • etc.

You can look up markdown on the internet to learn more about its syntax.

slbaumgartner SketchUp_Sage wrote:
The forum uses markdown syntax. A bullet list is started by a blank line followed by a line that begins with a hyphen then a space. Each new item is created by hitting return and then a hyphen and space to start the next bullet. Let the markdown formatter handle line wrap; no need to hit return.

  • first bullet
  • second bullet which is long enough that on most displays it will wrap to the next line.
  • etc.

You can look up markdown on the internet to learn more about its syntax.

OK, I looked up the markdown syntax so here are a couple of tries (including the reference indicator above):

  1. Item 1
  2. Item 2
  3. Item 3
  • Item 1
  • Item 2
  • Item 3

:+1: :+1:

This is great to know.