How to Make a Bullet Point in MS Word

By Mark Kennan

Microsoft Word allows users great flexibility in creating documents. Bulleted lists are great for highlighting key points. You can choose from a variety of bullet point styles, and the list can be as many or as few points as you want. You can also adjust the indentation to further emphasize the information.

Directions for Microsoft Word 2007

Step 1

Click the "Home" tab in the top left.

Step 2

Click the down arrow next to the bullet points in the "Paragraph" group.

Step 3

Select the type of bullet you want from the drop-down list by clicking it.

Step 4

Enter a new bullet point by hitting "Enter" after you have entered your first bullet point. Repeat this step for each bullet point you want to add.

Step 5

End your bullet point list by hitting "Enter" twice.

Directions for Microsoft Word 2003 or 2007

Step 1

Enter an "*" (asterisk) where you want to enter your bullet point.

Step 2

Press "Space bar" or "Tab" to turn the asterisk into a bullet point.

Step 3

Type your text, then hit "Enter" to insert a new bullet point.

Step 4

Repeat Step 3 until you have completed your list. When you want to stop the bullet points, hit "Enter" twice.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can adjust the indentation of the bullet points by right-clicking the bullet point and selecting "Increase Indent" or "Decrease Indent."