Are you still making bulleted and numbered lists by manually typing bullets or numbers at the beginning of each line?
In the 21st century, this is a task no one should be doing by hand. Manually formatted lists are a waste of time and prone to error. If you’re unfamiliar with using automated lists, I recommend you spend some time with your word processor’s manual or help file.
Asterisks are sometimes used as bullets, but they’re not qualified for the job — they’re too small, and they sit too high.