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To turn lines of text into a bulleted list, select the text and then, on the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click Bullets. Each line or paragraph becomes a bulleted item.

The Bullets option is highlighted on the Home tab.

You can also create a bulleted list from your keyboard by typing * (asterisk) followed by SPACEBAR (solid bullets) or by typing - (hyphen) followed by SPACEBAR (dashes).

Starting with a blank page?

  1. Place your cursor where you want a bulleted list.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click the arrow next to Bullets.

  3. Choose a bullet style and start typing.

    Bullet Library opened from Bullets button in the Paragraph group on the Home tab

  4. Press Enter every time you want a new bullet, or press Enter twice to end the bulleted list.


  • When you start a paragraph with an asterisk and a space (* ) or with number 1 and a period (1.), Word displays the AutoCorrect Options button and begins building a bulleted or numbered list. If you don't want a bulleted or numbered list, click the AutoCorrect Options button and then click Stop Automatically Creating Bulleted Lists or Stop Automatically Creating Numbered Lists.

  • AutoCorrect options menu

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