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Put bullets in front of items in a list
Examples of a variety of bullets in the Wingdings and Webdings fonts.

Examples of a variety of bullets in the Wingdings and Webdings fonts.

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Bullets are those traditionally round symbols found in most fonts. Bullets don't have to be round. They can be squares, diamonds, triangles, arrows, check boxes, check marks, stars, and other shapes. Round or not, use bullets to:
  • organize a list
  • draw attention to information

Some symbol fonts are designed with nothing but bullets — in various shapes and sizes including squares, triangles, or check boxes — also called ballot boxes. Other symbol or dingbat fonts contain more elaborate bullets and mini-clip art images.

Bullet lists are especially useful in multimedia presentations (such as PowerPoint slides) to present nuggets of information without a lot of reading.

As discussed at About.com Presentation Software, one of the most common PowerPoiint slide types is The Bulleted List Slide but sometimes you might need to Create New Lines Without a Bullet.

Glossary Terms Related to Bullets: bullet | dingbat | end sign

Next: Create the Basic Bullet

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