Creating Custom PowerPoint Bullets

Learn the steps needed for Creating Custom PowerPoint Bullets using – Colors, Size, Symbols, and Pictures.

Within PowerPoint, not only can you change the color and size of your bullets.  You can also change the style by using available symbols and creating custom PowerPoint bullets using pictures.  The custom bullets can be used to enhance and personalize your bulleted lists.  Below are the step by step instructions for changing the color, size and symbols of your bullets as well as creating custom PowerPoint bullets with pictures.

Changing the Color and Size of the Bullets

  1. Navigate to the list where you want to add the custom picture bullet or symbol and select the list. Note:  If you are starting a new list, enter the first bullet and set the color and/or size of the bullets.  The remaining bulleted items you enter will pick up the customization. PowerPoint Custom Bullet Image
  2. Click the Home tab.
  3. Click the down arrow to the right of Bullets, in the Paragraph group.PowerPoint Custom Bullet Image 2
  4. Click Bullets and Numbering within the Bullets drop-down. PowerPoint Custom Bullet Image 3
  5. The Bullets and Numbering dialog box will open. PowerPoint Custom Bullet Image 4
    • Size – Click within the size box and enter a percentage. Note: The percentage is in relation to the size of the text.
    • Color – Click the down arrow next to the color fill to select the appropriate color. PowerPoint Custom Bullet Image 5
  6. Click OK once you have set the appropriate size and/or color. PowerPoint Custom Bullet Image 6

Changing the Style of the Bullets Using Symbols

  1. Navigate to the list where you want to add the custom picture bullet or symbol and select the list. Note:  If you are starting a new list, enter the first bullet and set the color and/or size of the bullets.  The remaining bulleted items you enter will pick up the customization. PowerPoint Custom Bullet Image
  2. Click the Home tab.
  3. Click the down arrow to the right of Bullets, in the Paragraph group. PowerPoint Custom Bullet Image 2
  4. Click Bullets and Numbering within the Bullets drop-down. PowerPoint Custom Bullet Image 3
  5. The Bullets and Numbering dialog box will open. Click Customize. PowerPoint Custom Bullet Image 7
  6. Click the symbol you wish to use and click OK. PowerPoint Custom Bullet Image 8
  7. The symbol is now added to the bulleted listing and is selected. PowerPoint Custom Bullet Image 9
  8. Click OK to add the symbol to your bullet list. PowerPoint Custom Bullet Image 10

Adding a Picture Bullet to a Bulleted List

  1. Navigate to the list where you want to add the custom picture bullet or symbol and select the list. Note:  If you are starting a new list, enter the first bullet and set the color and/or size of the bullets.  The remaining bulleted items you enter will pick up the customization. PowerPoint Custom Bullet Image
  2. Click the Home tab.
  3. Click the down arrow to the right of Bullets, in the Paragraph group.PowerPoint Custom Bullet Image 2
  4. Click Bullets and Numbering within the Bullets drop-down. PowerPoint Custom Bullet Image 3
  5. The Bullets and Numbering dialog box will open. Click Customize. PowerPoint Custom Bullet Image 11
  6. The Insert Pictures dialog box will open. Click the Browse button the navigate to the appropriate picture.  Note:  If the picture is within a document or email, save the picture to the appropriate drive for easy access. PowerPoint Custom Bullet Image 12
  7. The Insert Picture dialog box will open. Navigate to the appropriate location and highlight the necessary file.  Click Insert to add the picture. PowerPoint Custom Bullet Image 13
  8. The custom bullet is now added to you list. PowerPoint Custom Bullet Image 14

Please check out my video on Creating Custom PowerPoint Bullets.

Using PowerPoint Motion Path Animation

Learn how to use PowerPoint Motion Path Animation — Add Motion Path Animation to objects and also how to Edit and Delete Motion Path Animation.

You can easily apply motion path animation to slide objects to enhance your slides and draw attention to specific points.  Below are the step by step instructions for working with PowerPoint Motion Path Animation to Add animation to an object, Edit motion paths and remove animation. Continue reading “Using PowerPoint Motion Path Animation”

Creating Word Templates from Documents

Learn the process for creating Word templates from existing documents.

Word templates allow you to create professional looking documents to be used over and over for new documents.  Templates allow you to keep your documents looking consistent while saving you time.  When creating templates, you set up the styles, formatting, and any necessary wording you need so you don’t have to do these steps each time you create a certain type of document.  For example, if you send out business letters on a regular basis, you can set up a template containing all the necessary information and formatting so all you need to do is access it when needed and type in your details.  Below are the step by step instructions for creating Word Templates from existing documents. Continue reading “Creating Word Templates from Documents”

Converting PDF to Word for Mac

Learn how to use the Nuance PDF Converter for Mac to assist with converting PDF to Word for Mac.

Nuance PDF Converter for Mac

Nuance PDF Converter for Mac allows you to easily convert PDF filed into various formats, including Word, WordPerfect, Excel PowerPoint and text, to name a few.  Below are the step by step instructions for using Nuance PDF Converter for Mac – Converting PDF to Word for Mac. Continue reading “Converting PDF to Word for Mac”

Create and Access OneNote Page Templates

Learn how to create and use OneNote Page Templates.

Creating and Accessing OneNote Page Templates

Whether your taking meeting minutes, lecture notes or creating recipes, OneNote gives you the ability to create Page Templates.  A great advantage of page templates is the ability to create pages quickly and consistently.  Below are the step by step instructions for creating and customizing OneNote Page Templates. Continue reading “Create and Access OneNote Page Templates”

Utilizing the Excel Watch Window

Learn how to Utilize the Excel Watch Window to monitor changes within cells on large worksheets.

When working with a large worksheet or a collection of related worksheets, the data may frequently change.  The Excel Watch window allows you to save time by monitoring the results of selected cells in a separate window.  Below are the step by step instructions for utilizing the Excel Watch Window. Continue reading “Utilizing the Excel Watch Window”

Word Line Numbering

Learn how to utilize the Word Line Numbering feature on your documents, including line numbers to the entire document, section(s) or pages as well as removing and change the options.

When you are working with various types of documents (such as scripts or legal contracts), you may need to number your lines.  Word can automatically count the lines in a document and display the appropriate number beside each line of text.  By default, Word numbers every line in a document (except those in tables, footnotes, endnotes, text boxes, and headers and footers).  However, you can choose which line numbers to display, or what interval to display at.  To view line numbers, you must be in Print Layout View.  Below are the step by step instructions for using the Word Line Numbering feature.  Information:  The same steps apply whether you are using Word 2016 for Mac or Windows.

 Note:  Tables and figures are counted as one line each.  A text box is counted as one line if it is positioned in line with the text on the page.  If the text on the page wraps around the text box, the lines of the text on the page are counted.  The lines of text inside a text box are not counted. Continue reading “Word Line Numbering”

Batch Create PDF Files Using the Nuance PDF Create Assistant

Learn how to use the Nuance PDF create assistant to batch create PDFs as single or multiple files.

Nuance PDF Create Assistant allows you to easily convert multiple document to multiple PDF files or into one PDF file.  Below are the step by step instructions to use the Nuance PDF Create Assistant. Continue reading “Batch Create PDF Files Using the Nuance PDF Create Assistant”

PowerPoint Replace Font Tool

Learn how to utilize the PowerPoint Replace Font Tool to quickly replace fonts within your presentation.

When you are creating, or editing PowerPoint presentations, consistency is very important.  This is why the PowerPoint Replace Font Tool is so helpful.  Note:  If your presentation uses a master slide, the changes should be make there.

Unlike change the font for a single word, line or paragraph where you the select the text and choose the font from the toolbar or Font group, you can use this tool to change the font for the entire presentation in just a few simple clicks.  Additionally, if you have used several different fonts in the presentation, you can make them all the same font or change them to just a couple different fonts.  Below are the step by step instructions for using the PowerPoint Replace Font tool. Continue reading “PowerPoint Replace Font Tool”

Create a Self-Running PowerPoint Presentation

Learn how to create a self-running PowerPoint presentation from start to finish, including — set up, recording, previewing (audio also), setting slide timings and turning various options off.

Setting up a Self-Running PowerPoint Presentation

There are times when you need to distribute a presentation for recipients to run on their own or to view from a kiosk.  For these options, you need to create a self-running PowerPoint presentation.  The steps below allow you to take any PowerPoint you have a create a self-running PowerPoint presentation. Continue reading “Create a Self-Running PowerPoint Presentation”