How to Have a Bigger Space Between Bullets in PowerPoint

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When using PowerPoint to show off your business to new clients and partners, it's important for your slides to look perfect, and the program gives you the fine control you need to make that happen. PowerPoint automatically determines how much space to put between the lines of text in bullet points and how much space to put between the actual bullets. You can adjust these values to either compress bullet points, letting you fit more text in a slide without reducing the font, or spread bullet points out, filling up a larger space and making it easier to differentiate between individual points.


Step 1

Open the PowerPoint presentation where you want to change the space between bullet points.

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Step 2

Navigate to the slide where you want to change the line spacing between bullets from the list of slides along the left edge of the screen. Highlight all of the text associated with the bullet points you want to change the space between using your mouse. If you're changing the spacing for every bullet point in that slide, click inside the text box and then press "Ctrl-A" to highlight all of the text inside that text box.


Step 3

Click "Home" at the top of the window, then click "Line Spacing" in the Paragraph section of the ribbon. The Line Spacing icon features four lines and both an up and down arrow.


Step 4

Select "Line Spacing Options" from the menu that appears. The Paragraph window appears.


Step 5

Click the "Up" arrow next to Before in the Spacing section of the window to add more space before each bullet point. Click the "Up" arrow next to After in the Spacing section to add more space after each bullet point. These fields are additive, so increasing both adds the space from both between each bullet point.

Step 6

Click "OK" to save your changes and apply them to the slide.



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