How to use Google docs Bullet Points

Google Docs is a well-known tool widely used to create newsletters, articles, etc. It is loaded with several features that make completing tasks a lot easier. Among the numerous incredible features provided, we will be diving deeper into the ‘Bullet Points’ feature of google docs. They are an essential feature needed to format the content.

Bullet points not only help in making a document more detailed and specific but also make it a lot more sophisticated to read. One must use them when needed to create better readability for users in their documents such as presentation eBooks, brochures, or any article. Moreover, you can change their color or design to make them a lot more impactful. 

Thankfully, a bullet-point feature of google docs is available on all supporting devices (Computer, Android, iPhone, iPad). 

How to Use Google docs Bullet Points

Using bullet points through google docs is easy as it follows a very simple process. Here is a complete guide (for android, IOS, and computer) that will help you in using bullet points in google docs.

1. In Computer

Follow the steps given below to add bullet points to your Android and iOS smartphones:

  • Open google docs.
  • Go to the page or line you want to add bullets.
How to use Google docs Bullet Points
  • Go to the Format section in the toolbar.
Click on Format option
  • Click on bullets and numberings.
  • Select your list type to insert bullet points.
Select the bullets and numbering you need
  • Press enter after completing every bullet to create a bullet point series.
Bullet points created

2. In Android and iOS

Follow the steps given below to add bullet points to your Android and iOS smartphones:

  • Open your document in Google Docs.
  • Select the part where you want to add bullet points.
  • Tap on the Edit option.
  • Tap on Format from the Toolbar.
  • Select the list type to enter bullets in your document.

How to Add Bullets or Numberings to a Pre- Written Paragraph in Google Docs

If you have already written a document and forgot about using bullets, then you need not worry. You can also add numbering to a pre-written document using google docs. However, you must arrange them in a proper format first. This will help you to add numberings in a very simple method. 

Follow the steps given below to add Bullets or Numberings to a Pre- Written Paragraph in Google Docs:

  • Open up your properly formatted paragraph in google docs.
  • Select the paragraph where you want to add bullet points.
Select the paragraph that needs bullet points
  • Go to the Bullets and Numbering from the Toolbar.
How to add Bullet points from toolbar directly
  • Click on your desired style to enter bullet points.
Choose the right symbol and use it

Make sure to make the proper format of those areas where you want to add bullets. 

How to Create Sub-bullets in Google Docs

If you want to categorize any bullet-point topic to a further extent. You can create a list inside a list in a document using Google Docs. 

E.g.- If you are writing an article about different steps required for cooking any dish and you want to mention any precaution or additional tips to any specific step. Then you can create sub-bullets inside that step and explain it there properly. This is a very easy task and can be done by following the given steps:

  • Go to the bullet point next to the one where you want to create a sub-bullet.
Choose the right symbol and use it 1
  • Press ‘tab’ and a sub-bullet will be created.
Bullet points are created

Follow the same steps to create a sub-bullet inside a sub-bullet. To snap out of a sub-bullet press ‘enter’ twice and you will enter the main series. 

How to use Google docs Bullet Points for Customization?

To make your document look more professional you can do certain customization to the bullets and sub-bullets. Google Docs allows customization of bullet points. You can change the design or color of the bullet points in Google Docs. Unfortunately, you can’t use this feature in android or IOS. This feature is available for computers only.

Here’s how you can change the color of bullet points:

  • Click on any bullet point in google docs.
  • This will select all the bullet series.
Tap on the bullet to select all
  • Click on the Text Color option from the toolbar.
  • Select Your preferred color from the color chart.
Tap on text color option and select a color
  • Click on the color and the color of the bullet points will be changed.
How to add color to Bullet points

How to Add Special Characters to Bullets?

Do you find the elementary designs boring or unsuitable to use? 

Thankfully, there is a better alternative to it. 

Google Docs gives a wide range of designs to select as the bullets symbol. The process is very simple and can be done by following the steps given below.

  • Click on any of the bullet points to select all the bullet series.
  • Go to the Bullets and Numberings section from the Toolbar.
  • Click on ‘List Options’.
Click on ‘List Options
  • Click on the ‘more bullet’ option to open up the special characters’ chart.
Select a symbol from special characters chart
  • Click on the character of your choice and it’ll be applied to all the bullets. 
How to Add Special Characters to Bullets

You can also change the sub-bullets character using these steps. This feature is also available only for the computer version of Google Docs.

Conclusion

By now, we hope you have known enough about using bullet points in Google Docs. Using bullet points is important as it helps in the proper arrangement and formatting of your content.

Eventually, this improves the readability of the document and enhances the focus of the reader on important information. However, you must carefully incorporate them to use the two different categories of bullet points: Numbered list and bulleted list. Their proper use can give your docs a lot more professional feel.

To know about How to make multiple columns in Google Docs, click here.

Numbered lists are used when you add any data which follows some specific order or pattern, e.g. step-by-step guide, the procedure to do something, recipe, etc. A bulleted list is used in any series that does not follow any specific order. The information given in this blog is genuine and has been tested by us. 

Apart from the reader, the writer is also helped by bullets as he/she gets a better way to give detailed and properly formatted information about his/her topic using bullet points. 

That’s all we have got with how to use Google Docs bullet points. We hope this blog was helpful.