Word by default utilizes a little dot as the bullet. You may alter the bullet to represent any character you choose. You may modify the bullets by doing the following: Select Bullets and Numbering from the Format menu. Under "Bullet Style", select the bullet type that best represents your idea. If you want to use different bullets for each list item, select the "List Item Bullet" type.
1. Click next to the bullet whose text you wish to modify. 2. Click the arrow next to Multilevel List on the Home page, then click Change List Level. 3. Choose the level where you want the bullet to appear. The bullet style varies per level.
To alter the bullet symbol, Choose the bulleted list for which you wish to alter the bullet symbol. Select the Bullets arrow on the Home tab, in the Paragraph group. Select the new symbol from the Bullets gallery to replace the bullet character that begins each item in the chosen list.
How to Make Your Own Bullets in Microsoft Word
In Microsoft Word, you may use bullets to differentiate between the many points you wish to express. A list is formed by the bulleted points. If you've already written some text that may be used as a bulleted list, select it and then click the bullet icon to add bullets. Alternatively, you can start with a blank document and simply type * for how ever many points you want to make.
Bullets can be used in email messages to indicate important information or tips. For example: "Here's how to delete old emails:" Start with the Inbox folder, press CTRL+D to delete one message at a time. That's all there is to deleting old emails!
Finally, bullets can be used in lists of things you need to do or visit during your holiday. For example: "Check hotel recommendations," or "Find the nearest beach."
That's it! Bulleted lists are an easy way to differentiate your points when writing long documents.
A bullet or bullet point (*) is a typographic symbol or glyph used to introduce items in a list in typography. Bullets are commonly used in article titles, list articles, and abstracts because they help readers distinguish items in the list.
The term "bullet" comes from the sound that each one makes when struck by a gun's bullet. Although this definition has been widely accepted for more than 100 years, it is not accurate. In fact, bullets do not make any sound when hit by gunpowder; instead, they break up as they travel through the air.
Bullets were first introduced by Christopher Jansen in his 1644 book Orthographia: Or A Description of Printing. He described them as "a little square box with tweezers standing on end", which today is still how they are usually depicted in typefaces.
Jansen also invented the underline, which we now know as a horizontal line placed under text to indicate a particular idea or concept. However, the term "underline" did not exist back then; instead, these lines were called "strokes".
Later font designers may have decided to call these lines "bullets" because they resemble the shape of small shot particles.
Click the [Bullets] drop-down menu under the [Home] tab in the "Paragraph" section. Choose a bullet style or click "Bullets and Numbering" to build your own. Click the [Aligh Text] drop-down menu in the "Paragraph" section to adjust the alignment of the bulleted list. Click the [Add Bullet] button to add a bullet point to your document.
Select the first paragraph to be bulleted. Select List Bullet from the Style box on the toolbar (Figure 1). This will result in a bullet at the start of the paragraph. You still have two paragraphs to format. To add another list bullet, repeat these steps.