Add Bullets to Word Document

Similar to the previous lesson, this lesson explains how to Add Bullets to Word Document with step-by-step visual instructions.

This can be achieved in different ways. One method is to Add Bullets while we are typing the paragraph. Second method is to Add Bullets to several paragraphs at one go after the typing has been done.

In the first method, press this Add Bullets to Word Document icon found in the Formatting Toolbar to add bullets before starting to type the paragraph.

In the second method, when you wish to Add Bullets to Word Document, use the same Icon as above, but before clicking it, highlight/create a block of several paragraphs that you have typed which needs to be numbered.

Another method to Add Bullets to Word Document is to use the Menu Bar. Using the option through the Menu Bar allows for greater flexibility.

Look at both the graphics below. You can reach Bullets and Numbering from the Menu Bar by going to the menu option Format.

Graphics 1

Add Bullets to Word Document

Graphics 2

Add Bullets to Word Document




There can be Single Level Bulleted paragraphs or Multi-Level Bulleted paragraphs when you Add Bullets to Word Document. You can access Single Level Bullets from the "Bulleted" Tab and Multi-Level Bullets from the "Outline Numbered" Tab.

Let me explain this with a couple of examples.

A. Example to Add Bullets to Word Document with single-level Bulleted paragraphs

Bullet using a Disc

  • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled, said a spokesman for Massport.
  • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled, said a spokesman for Massport.

Bullet using a Square

  • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled, said a spokesman for Massport.
  • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled, said a spokesman for Massport.

Bullet using a Circle

  • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled, said a spokesman for Massport.
  • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled, said a spokesman for Massport.

B. Example to Add Bullets to Word Document with Multi-level Bulleted paragraphs

  • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled.
    • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled.
    • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled.
      • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled.
      • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled.
    • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled.
  • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled.
    • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled.
      • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled.
      • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled.
      • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled.
    • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled.
    • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled.
  • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled.
    • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled.
    • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled.
    • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled.
      • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled.
      • At Boston's Logan International Airport, 90 percent of the 1,250 scheduled flights were canceled.

Referring to both the Graphics above, None would mean "No Numbering". Or, we can select any of the other boxes which gives us the flexibility to select any numbering combination.

The grey checkboxes "Restart Numbering" and "Continue Previous List" allows you to specify whether you want a new list or you would like to continue with an existing list. These checkboxes will become active once you start with the numbering.

If you do not like the existing numbering templates available through the different boxes in the above graphics, then you are allowed to customize using the grey Customize button. We shall cover "Customize" in the Advanced Level.

Phew, we have really come to the end of this lesson on Add Bullets to Word Document.

This was a fairly long topic even though quite simple to follow.

Well, if you are comfortable to move on, let us do that!