Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Inserting a Bullet.

Inserting a Bullet

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 20, 2014)

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It is not unusual to create bulleted lists within a document. What if you want to place a bullet within the middle of a sentence, however? There are two ways you can do this in Word. First, you can follow these steps:

  1. Position the insertion point where you want the bullet to appear.
  2. Choose Symbol from the Insert menu. Word displays the Symbol dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Symbol dialog box.

  4. Use the Font drop-down list to select the font you want to use for the bullet.
  5. Double-click on the bullet character you want inserted.
  6. Click on Close.

Another option for inserting a bullet is to hold down the Alt key as you type 0183 on the numeric keypad. This inserts a small round bullet at the insertion point.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (472) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Inserting a Bullet.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2016-10-16 17:02:39

john

This is correct.


2016-08-31 16:13:49

Lisa

Exactly what I needed!


2015-10-12 02:21:42

Colin Pernet

Would it have been a good idea to also suggest Alt 0149 shows a larger bullet point?
Colin


2015-10-04 17:13:35

Richard

I need to insert bullet points in the form of 'bayonets' for my military book I am writing. How do I access these??

Many Thanks
Richard


2015-09-14 08:23:15

Robert Brooks

Can you help on describe the bullet points and get me some main points on the bullet points and some information. Thanks you


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