Vertical Lists, Bullets

Q. I’ve read your advice on vertical lists, but I’m still confused about how to punctuate a long vertical list that completes an introductory statement without punctuating it as one terribly long sentence.

A. According to CMOS 6.131, you should punctuate your list as a long sentence. If that doesn’t work for you, rewrite your introductory statement to make it grammatically complete and follow the examples in 6.130.