Inserting and defining bullet points – how do I do this? Watch the video to learn more

This week’s hint and tip is about how to insert and define a new bullet point within Excel. This is on our Intermediate Word course and it covers where the options are found and how to use them.Inerting and defining bullet points Word icon We are going to go through it now below. Previously we created two hint and tip posts going into detail on how to insert bullet points and how to change them. However this week we are bringing them together into a video hint and tip for those who prefer to learn via video!

 

Where is the bullet point option found?

The bullet point button is found on the Home Tab in the paragraph gallery section on the ribbon. There are 2 parts to the button, the main part of the button or a drop down arrow. The drop down arrow allows you to select the style of bullet point that you want to insert first. Whereas the main part of the button inserts the last style of bullet point that was selected.

 

Inserting a bullet point

This can be done before or after you have typed text into your document. In the video below we demonstrate how to insert them in before text. However it is simple to insert them in after. To do this, just highlight the text and click on the bullet point button. The method you use is just down to which you find easiest and prefer.

 

Removing bullet points

There are a few ways to do this. In the video below we go through the different ways in which you can remove bullet points. Same as before, the method you choose is down to personal preference.

 

Defining a new bullet

Most of the time a standard bullet point from the list might be enough, but sometimes you might want something different. This is where ‘defining a new bullet’ comes in. This option allows you to pick or define a new design for your bullet point. You are able to pick from a number of options, these being: Symbol, Picture and Font. Each of these allow you to choose a different bullet point to make your list stand out from the rest of your text.

 

The video below shows you how to insert, remove and define a new bullet point. All of these are useful to know when wanting to use bullet points effectively in your documents.

Take a look below at the video to find out more and then try it out on your own computer!

We hope you have enjoyed this hint and tip on inserting and defining bullet points. Why not take a look at our previous one on dynamic arrays in Excel?

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