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Keyboard shortcut to add bullet points in Microsoft Word

When we want to list items or points in a text, we use bullets. Bullet points allow us to summarise ideas and facts into short, neatly arranged sentences.

The usual way to add bullet points is to highlight the paragraph in which we want to add bullet points and then choose our preferred style of numbering from the home tab on the ribbon.

However, Word has some shortcuts that can achieve the same thing.

Method 1

  1. Select the paragraphs to which you want to apply bullet points.
  1. Press CTRL + Shift + L.
  2. Word will automatically apply bullet points and insert indents to the paragraphs.

Method 2

  1. Select the paragraphs to which you want to add bullet points.
  1. Press Alt + H + U
  2. Then use the right arrow to go to the bullet of choice.
  3. Press ‘Enter’ to apply the bullets you have chosen.
  1. Word will automatically apply these bullet points and insert indents to the paragraphs.

Method 3

Press the * followed by the space bar. A bullet point will automatically appear.

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