Keyboard Codes: How to Make a Dot

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While pressing the period (".") key on your computer keyboard types a dot aligned to the bottom of a line of text, there's no corresponding key for creating a middle-aligned dot. This type of dot is used as a bullet-point graphic in lists or as a decorative text separator. However, you can type a dot in any program or document on your computer using the unicode character encoding standard, which provides a unique number alternative for every text character.


Step 1

Open the document in which you want to type a dot.

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Step 2

Hold down the "Alt" key and then type "250" on your computer's numeric keypad, which is the separate block of number keys off to the side of your keyboard.


Step 3

The dot appears as soon as you release the "Alt" key.




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