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Changing the Bullet Type in Word

Word allows you to easily create bulleted lists in your documents. As a default, Word uses a small dot as the bullet. You can change the bullet to any character you desire. You can change the bullets by following these steps:

  1. Choose the Bullets and Numbering option from the Format menu. Word displays the Bullets and Numbering dialog box.
  2. Make sure the Bulleted tab is selected. (Click here to see a related figure.)
  3. Select a bullet style from those shown in the dialog box.
  4. If you don't like any of the styles shown, select one of the styles and click on Customize. Word displays the Customize Bulled List dialog box. (Click here to see a related figure.)
  5. Select one of the six bullet characters available in the dialog box. If you use one of these, you can skip to step 10.
  6. If you do not like any of the bullet characters shown, click on the Bullet button. (In Word 2002 and Word 2003, click on the Character button.) Word displays the Symbol dialog box. (Click here to see a related figure.)
  7. Select a symbol to use as a bullet from among those shown.
  8. You can select a different set of symbols by selecting a different typeface in the Font drop-down list.
  9. When you have selected a symbol, click on OK. Word displays the Customize Bulleted List dialog box again.
  10. Click on OK to close the dialog box.

WordTips: Changing the Bullet Type

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