Making a Bulleted List

When you enter new slides into a presentation, the default layout provides a title box and a text box that is set up as a simple bulleted list. Therefore, just creating a new slide creates a bulleted list.

graphics/bullets.gif You can turn off the bullets in front of any paragraphs by selecting the paragraphs and clicking the Bullets button on the Formatting toolbar to toggle the bullets off. If you want to remove the bullets from all the paragraphs (remember a text line followed by the Enter key is a paragraph), select the entire text box and click the Bullets button.

When you insert your own text boxes using the Text Box button on the Drawing toolbar, the text does not have bullets by default. You can add your own bullets by following these steps:

  1. Click the text line (paragraph) that you want to format for bullets. If you want to add bullets to all the text lines in a text box, select the text box.

  2. Select the Format menu, and then select Bullets and Numbering . The Bullets and Numbering dialog box appears (see Figure 8.6).

    Figure 8.6. The Bullets and Numbering dialog box enables you to select the bullets for your bulleted items.



    Quick Bullets To bypass the dialog box, click the Bullets button on the Formatting toolbar to insert a bullet, or right-click and select Bullet from the shortcut menu. You can click the Bullets button again to remove the bullet.

  3. Select the bullet style you want to use from the list PowerPoint provides.

  4. Click OK . PowerPoint formats the selected text into a bulleted list. (If you press Enter at the end of a bulleted paragraph, the next paragraph starts with a bullet.)


Create Your Own Bullets You can select from a number of pictures and symbols for the bullets that you apply to text in PowerPoint. In the Bullets and Numbering dialog box, select Picture to choose from several bullet pictures. Select Customize to select from several bullet symbols.

Microsoft Office 2003 All-in-One
Microsoft Office 2003 All-in-One
Year: 2002
Pages: 660
Authors: Joe Habraken

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