Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Inserting a Bullet.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 4, 2018)
It is not unusual to create bulleted lists within a document. What if you want to place a bullet within the middle of a sentence, however? There are two ways you can do this in Word. First, you can follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Symbol dialog box.
Another option for inserting a bullet is to hold down the Alt key as you type 0183 on the numeric keypad. This inserts a small round bullet at the insertion point. If you are a laptop user, you may not have the numeric keypad available. There are key combinations to press to create the equivalent of a PC numeric keypad. The following web page is a good place to start on researching some of these key combinations:
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (12492) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Inserting a Bullet.
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