How to Make Check Mark Bullets on Microsoft Word

By Filonia LeChat

Bulleting is an ideal way to break up a text-heavy document such as a file in Microsoft Word. Bullets give a reader places to pause, digest information or understand things in relation to each other such as a list or recipe. While Word comes with a default setting of round, solid bullets, Word designers aren't limited to that shape. Adding check mark bullets to Microsoft Word takes just a bit of reconfiguration of the bullet menus.

Step 1

Open Microsoft Word. Click the "File" tab. Click "Open." Click "Browse."

Step 2

Navigate to the Word document with the items to make into check mark bullets or an existing document with bullets to change into check marks. Double-click the file, which opens in a new Word window. Scroll to the section with the bullets.

Step 3

Highlight the entire bulleted section of the document, taking care not to highlight any unbulleted text below or above the section.

Step 4

Click the "Home" tab at the top of the screen if it is not already enabled. Click the small drop-down arrow to the right of the bullet icon, which is in the top-left corner of the "Paragraph" section of the ribbon/toolbar and directly under the "Review" tab.

Step 5

Click the check mark bullet icon. To test the icon's appearance without committing to it, hover the cursor over the check mark and note how all of the bullets change to check marks. Click the check mark to make the change and all of the highlighted bullets become check marks.