How to Make a Bullet Point in MS Word

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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.

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Directions for Microsoft Word 2007

Step 1

Click the "Home" tab in the top left.

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Step 2

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Tip

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

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