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: Putting a Bullet in the Middle of a Sentence.

Putting a Bullet in the Middle of a Sentence

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 29, 2015)

For design purposes, there may be a time when you want to place a bullet in the middle of a sentence or between two words. You cannot accomplish this by using the Bullets and Numbering feature in Word. Instead, you must work directly with the actual bullet character.

To insert a bullet you can type it directly by holding down the Alt key and typing 0183 on the numeric keypad. If you prefer, you can follow these steps:

  1. Choose Symbol from the Insert menu. Word displays the Insert Symbol dialog box.
  2. Make sure that (normal text) is selected in the Font drop-down list. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Symbol dialog box.

  4. In the table of symbols, select the bullet character.
  5. Click on Insert. The bullet is inserted in your document.
  6. Click on Close.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1702) 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: Putting a Bullet in the Middle of a Sentence.

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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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