Word – Creating Custom Bullets

Learn how to work with Custom Bullets – Create Custom Bullets, Add Custom Bullets to the Bullet Library and Remove Custom Bullets from the Library.

You can create custom picture or symbol bullets to enhance and personalize your bulleted lists.  To reuse  custom bullets, you need to add it to the Bullet Library.  Below are the step by step instructions for adding a adding a picture or symbol to a list, adding a picture bullet or symbol to the Bullet Library, and for removing custom bullets from the Bullet Library.

Adding a Picture Bullet or Symbol to a List

  1. Navigate to the list where you want to add the custom picture bullet or symbol and click within the list. Create Custom Bullets Image 1
  2. Click the Home tab.
  3. Click the down arrow to the right of Bullets, in the Paragraph group. Create Custom Bullets Image 2
  4. Click Define New Bullet within the Bullets drop-down. Create Custom Bullets Image 3
  5. The Define New Bullet dialog box will open. Click the Picture button to add a custom picture. Create Custom Bullets Image 4
  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.  Create Custom Bullets Image 5
  7. The Insert Picture dialog box will open. Navigate to the appropriate location and highlight the necessary file.  Click OK to add the picture. Create Custom Bullets Image 6
  8. The Picture is added to the Define New Bullet dialog box. Click OK to add the custom bullet to your list. Create Custom Bullets Image 7
  9. The custom bullet is now added to your list.Create Custom Bullets Image 8

Adding a Picture Bullet or Symbol to the Bullet Library

You can add custom bullet styles to the Bullet Library from any custom bullet list.  For example, we can add the custom folder bullet we just used above.

  1. Open the document containing the custom bullet. Create Custom Bullets Image 9
  2. Click the Home tab.
  3. Click the down arrow to the right of Bullets in the Paragraph group.Create Custom Bullets Image 10
  4. The Bullets drop down will open. Navigate to the Document Bullets section and right-click on the custom bullet you wish to add to the Bullet Library.
  5. Click Add to Library. Create Custom Bullets Image 11
  6. The new custom bullet is now added to the Bullet Library. Create Custom Bullets Image 12

Removing Custom Bullets from the Bullet Library

  1. Click the Home tab.
  2. Click the arrow to the right of Bullets in the Paragraph group. Create Custom Bullets Image 13
  3. The Bullets drop down will open. Right-click on the Custom Bullet within the Bullet Library and select Remove. Create Custom Bullets Image 14
  4. The Custom Bullet is now removed from the Bullet Library. Create Custom Bullets Image 15

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