Change bullet indents

Changing the position of the bullets in a list, or the spacing between the bullets and text involves fine-tuning the bullet indents. Here’s how:

  1. Select the bullets in the list by clicking a bullet. The text won’t appear selected.

Bullets selected

  1. Right-click, and then click Adjust List Indents.

  2. Change the distance of the bullet indent from the margin by clicking the arrows in the Number position: box, or change the distance between the bullet and the text by clicking the arrows in the Text indent: box.

Adjust list indents dialog box

  1. Click OK.

Change the indent for one bullet

  1. Click next to the text for the bullet you want to change.

  2. Click Home > Paragraph > Bullets > Change List Level

  3. Click the level where you want the bullet. Each level has a different bullet style.

    Tip   If you don’t care what the bullet looks like and all you want to do is change the position of a single bullet, click next to the text of the bullet, and then click Home>Paragraph>Increase indent and Decrease indent.

More about bulleted lists

Create a bulleted or numbered list

Change the spacing between a bullet and the text

Adjust line spacing between bullets in a list

Align bullets

Change bullet style

Applies To: Word 2013



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