Bullet items in styled text


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I am having some issues making a bullet list in styled text format.
I type a series of short paragraphs and then: 1) select the text I want to be bulleted, 2) select “Bullet list” from the choices offer by the "Lists” button, then 3) go to preview. I get a bulleted list, but the format of the first item is indented and set apart with space above and below, very different from the other items. The bulleted list looks okay in “message” format, but in "preview” format, it changes and I can’t deal with first item in the list being weighted differently from the other items. Anyone having this difficulty? Any suggested solutions?