Bulleted lists are regularly used in PowerPoint to produce key points that can be discussed as part of a presentation. This article will explore some of the options you can change with these to customise your presentation.
Adding Bulleted Lists
There are 2 main options to add bullet points
- Choose a slide layout that contains “content”. This content placeholder will default to bullet points
2. Use a
Changing the Bullet Point
On the Home tab, the bullets icon has the option to initially choose from 8 bullet points. The option of bullets and numbering allows the size and colour of the bullet to be changed. In addition,
Changing the Positioning of the Bullet Point and Corresponding Text
First, make sure that the ruler is switched on by ticking the check box on the view tab. The location of the text and the bullet point can be altered by dragging the white triangle symbols to the required position. The first triangle determines where the bullet point will be positioned, the second one where the text will be. The square symbol just below will allow bullet point and text to be moved together.
Changing the Bullet L
To add main and sub bullet points there are 2 options. The tab key or the Increase List Level icon will go down a level. Shift and tab or the Decrease List Level icon will move the other way. In this manner multiple levels can be added. By default each level gets smaller. The default size and symbol for each level of bullet can be adjusted from the slide master. These main and sub levels are used where there are main and sub points to show on the slide.
Converting to SmartArt
To convert a bullet list to a funky looking graphic is easy if you change your mind. The option of Convert to SmartArt on the Home tab gives choices of graphic designs. Once created all the standard SmartArt
Although this article is discussing Bullet points in PowerPoint many of the ideas mentioned are the same or very similar in Microsoft Word.