Modifying Lists

In PowerPoint lists make it easy for an audience to read what you're presenting. Learn about PowerPoint list level and other functions.

Customizing bullets

To use a picture as a bullet:

  1. Select an existing bulleted list.
  2. On the Home tab, click the Bullets drop-down arrow.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Bullets and Numbering. A dialog box will appear.
  4. Click Picture on the Bulleted tab. The Picture Bullet dialog box will appear.
    Clicking the Picture commandClicking the Picture command
  5. Select the desired picture, and click OK.
    Selecting a pictureSelecting a picture
  6. The list will update to show the new bullets.
    The updated bulletsThe updated bullets

You can also click Import to use one of your own pictures as a bullet.

To use a symbol as a bullet:

  1. Select an existing bulleted list.
  2. On the Home tab, click the Bullets drop-down arrow.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Bullets and Numbering. A dialog box will appear.
  4. Click Customize on the Bulleted tab. The Symbol dialog box will appear.
    Clicking the Customize commandClicking the Customize command
  5. Click the Font drop-down box, and select a font. The Wingdings and Symbol fonts are good choices because they have a large number of useful symbols.
  6. Select the desired symbol.
    Selecting a symbolSelecting a symbol
  7. Click OK. The symbol will now appear as the selected bullet option in the Bullets and Numbering dialog box.
  8. Click OK again to apply the symbol to the list in the document.
    The updated bulletsThe updated bullets