"How to Use PowerPoint Bullets Wisely to Enhance Your PowerPoint 2007 Presentation?"


PowerPoint bullets are used to set-off and emphasize sections of text and are represented by symbols such as dots or diamonds. You can select from a different number of bullet types or create on your own bullets.

You can turn on or off the bullets for any paragraph(s) or text placeholder by selecting them and clicking the Bullets button on the Home tab (or the Edit Master tab if you're in Slide Master view) to toggle the bullet(s) on or off.


To apply default bullet formatting

  • Select the paragraph(s) text you wish to add bullets.
  • On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click the Bullets icon.


To apply alternate bullet formatting to a list

  • Select the paragraph(s) text you want to add bullets to.
  • On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click on down arrow to the right of the Bullets icon.
  • PowerPoint 2007 bullets

  • You can choose any one of the bullet types.


To change the bullet size and color

  • Select the paragraph(s) text you want to add bullets to. For best results, make the change on the slide master to ensure consistency.
  • On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click on down arrow to the right of the Bullets icon and click on the Bullets and Numbering button.
  • From the Bullets and Numbering dialog box displayed, the Bulleted tab should be displayed, if not, select it.
  • In the Size box, use the increment buttons to increase or decrease the size. The size is in relation to the text size of the paragraph.
  • Click the Color button, and select a color from the Color Picker.
  • PowerPoint 2007 bullets and numbering

  • Click OK to apply the changes.


To apply custom formatted (symbol) PowerPoint bullets

  • Select the paragraph(s) text you wish to add PowerPoint bullets.
  • On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click on down arrow to the right of the Bullets icon and click on the Bullets and Numbering button.
  • From the Bullets and Numbering dialog box displayed, the Bulleted tab should be displayed, if not, select it.
  • Click the Customize button will display the Symbol dialog box.
  • PowerPoint 2007 symbol dialog box

  • Select the desired font from the Font list. Although all fonts are available, most of the characters suitable for bullets are in the Wingdings fonts.
  • Click the desired character. Notice the scroll bar to the right of the characters; there are more characters than can be displayed at once.
  • Click OK. The new symbol appears on the Bulleted tab.
  • Click OK to apply the new symbol to the selected paragraph(s).


Related Topics:

How to Add and Change the PowerPoint 2007 Numbered Lists?

Creating and Resizing Text Box in PowerPoint 2007

Using PowerPoint Text Formatting Feature to Change the font face, size, color, etc



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