We’ve all seen it, the bullets setup in a Word document that look like someone just chose a template or clicked on the button for bullets on the toolbar. But, if you’ve seen text that has a company’s logo or another word or picture, you probably think they had special programming skills… Well, it’s actually very simple.
Bullets are simply graphics (pictures) that are setup to align correctly so that your text stands out as in a list format. Word has defaults, but you may add your own personalization by customizing the graphics (or pictures) that are setup as the default.
To personalize bullets in Word, follow these simple steps:
1) Highlight the text you wish to customize.
2) Go to Format | Bullets and Numbering
3) Click on a Bullet and click on the “Customize” button in the lower right corner of the window.
4) On the Bullet Tab, you may choose from a Character preset within Word OR click on the “Picture” button and locate a picture that you wish to use.
5) Click OK to return to your document and you will see your personalized bullets.
NOTE: If you wish to add a word, on Step 4) Click on the Number Tab and then the Customize button. Next, type in the Word you wish to have for your bullets. Click OK to return.
It really is that simple to personalize bullets in Word!
You may also customize bullets in PowerPoint in the same way as Word. In PowerPoint, however, you may want to customize the bullets within the Master Slides.