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How to create a bulleted list in Excel

Posted by Roger Hyttinen on

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Awhile back I was teaching an Excel class when a student asked me if it was possible to create a bulleted list in Excel, like you can in Word, OneNote and PowerPoint. I knew there was a way to do it, but couldn’t remember off-hand. So I dug through my archives and alas, I found it.

To Create a Bulleted List in Excel

  1. Select the cells into which you want to add bullets.
  2. Press Ctrl + 1 to display the Format Cells dialog box.
  3. Click the Number tab and then click Custom in the left pane.
Custom option in the Format Cells dialog
  4. Select any data in the Type box and press the Delete key on your keyboard. 
Empty Type box in Format Cells dialog
  5. Hold down the Alt key and type: 0149 using your keyboard numeric keypad. Release the Alt key.
  6. With your cursor still in the Type field, press the spacebar once.
  7. With your cursor still in the Type field, type: @ 

  8. Click OK. Now you can use the custom format whenever you want to precede the contents of a cell with a bullet.


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