How To Add A Bullet Point In Word

How to Insert Table Inline With Bullet Point I am creating a C.V. With Microsoft Word, but am having a bit of trouble inserting a table inline with the bullet point. As can be seen from the image below, when I insert the table, it positions itself just above the bullet point, so that the bullet point is just below the final row of the table. Put the cursor at the place where you want to insert the bullet, and then click Insert Symbol More. 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. Click the Format menu at the top of the Word program and select the Bullets and Numbering option. In the Bullets and Numbering window, click the Customize button on one of the first three tabs, depending on the type of list you are changing. In the window that opens, adjust the indent size for the bullet position and the text position. To create a custom bullet, click the drop-down button next to the “Bullets” button in the “Paragraph” group on the “Home” tab of the Ribbon. Then click the “Define New Bullet” command from the drop-down menu in order to open the “Define New Bullet” dialog box.

How to insert bullet between words in a Word document?

May be it is easy for us to insert a list of bullets before the text in a Word document, but, if you need to insert the bullet between words in a line, how could you do?

Insert bullet between words in Word document by inserting symbol feature

The normal Symbol feature in Word can help you to insert the bullet between words, please do as this:

1. Put the cursor at the place where you want to insert the bullet, and then click Insert > Symbol > More Symbol, see screenshot:

2. In the Symbol dialog box, choose the bullet symbol that you want to insert, see screenshot:

3. And then, click Insert button, the selected bullet will be inserted between the words, see screenshot:

Insert bullet between words in Word document by using shortcut keys

If you are familiar with the shortcut keys, the below shortcut keys also can help you, please do as this:

1. Click where you want to insert the bullet, and then press Alt key, and type the number of desired symbol from the numeric keyboard of below screenshot shown:

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2. And then, the specified bullet has been inserted between the words, see screenshot:

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In my last tutorial, we looked at how to create bulleted lists in Microsoft Word. Today, we’re going to create custom bullets in Microsoft Word using built-in font symbols and using your own images. At the end, we will also remove custom bullets from the Bullets Library.

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The images below are from Word for Microsoft 365. The steps are similar for Word 2019, Word 2016, Word 2013, and Word 2010. However, your interface may look slightly different in those older versions of the software.

How to Use Symbols to Create Custom Bullets

Important note: Symbols are part of font files, so the symbols available to you will depend on the fonts installed on your computer.

  1. Select the Home tab in the ribbon.
  1. Select the Bullets menu arrow in the Paragraph group.

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  1. Select Define New Bullet from the drop-down menu.
  1. Select the Symbol button in the Define New Bullet dialog box.

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  1. Select the font containing the symbol you want to use from the Font menu in the Symbol dialog box.

For this example, I choose Webdings. Other good choices include the Wingdings, Wingdings 2, Wingdings 3, and Symbols fonts.

  1. Choose the character or symbol you want from the menu.

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  1. Select the OK button to close the Symbol dialog box.

Optional Steps: Change the Color and Size of Bullets Made from Symbols

  1. Select the Font button in the Define New Bullet dialog box.
  1. Choose a new color and size from the Font dialog box.
  1. Select the OK button to close the Font dialog box.
  1. Select the OK button to close the Define New Bullet dialog box.

The first custom symbol bullet will appear in your document. Continue to create your bulleted list as you normally would.

How to Use Images to Create Custom Bullets

You can use your own images to create custom bullets in Word. However, simpler images work better than complex images because complex images may become unrecognizable when they are scaled down to become bullets.

  1. Select the Home tab in the ribbon (see figure 1).
  2. Select the Bullets menu arrow in the Paragraph group (see figure 2).
  3. Select Define New Bullet from the drop-down menu (see figure 3).
  4. Select the Picture button in the Define New Bullet dialog box.
  1. Select From a file in the Insert Picture dialog box.

Alternatively, you can choose Bing Image Search if you want to search for an image online or OneDrive if your image is stored in the cloud.

The dialog box will close automatically after you make your selection.

  1. Navigate to and select the image in the second Insert Picture dialog box.
  2. Select the Insert button.

Your image will appear in the Preview section of the Define New Bullet dialog box.

  1. Select the OK button to close the Define New Bullet dialog box (see figure 11).

The first custom image bullet will appear in your document. Continue to create your bulleted list as you normally would.

How to Remove Custom Bullets from the Bullet Library

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After creating a custom bullet with a symbol or image, it will appear in your Bullet Library. You can remove unneeded bullets from the Bullet Library, as necessary.

  1. Select the Home tab in the ribbon (see figure 1).
  2. Select the Bullets menu arrow in the Paragraph group (see figure 2).
  3. Right-click the unneeded bullet in the Bullet Library and select Remove from the menu.

After you close and reopen Word, the bullet should also be removed from the Recently Used Bullets section.

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