How to Include a Bullet Point in LaTeX

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LaTeX has a steep learning curve.
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Contrary to conventional word-processing programs, LaTeX users define the structure of their documents using a series of programming-like commands. LaTeX has a loyal following because it allows experienced users to make massive revisions to the structure of a document with very little work. However, the program has a steep learning curve, since even trivial objects like bullet lists require special commands.

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Step 1

Open a text editor like Notepad and create a new LaTeX document by typing:

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\begin{document}

\end{document}

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Step 2

Type the following between the "begin" and "end" commands to create your bullet point list:

\begin{itemize}

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\end{itemize}

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Step 3

Fill in the spots between the "begin itemize" and "end itemize" commands with your list items:

\begin{itemize} \item The first item in my list. \item The second item in my list. \item The third item in my list. \end{itemize}

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