Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Big Picture Text Formatting
If you don’t like the appearance of the bullets that PowerPoint uses, you can
select a different bullet character, picture, or even a motion clip by clicking
the down arrow at the right side of the Bullets button. This action reveals a
list of choices for various types of bullets.
If none of the bullets in this list are acceptable, you can bring up the Bullets
and Numbering dialog box by clicking the arrow at the right of the Bullets
button and then choosing Bullets and Numbers. This step summons the
Bullets and Numbering dialog box, as shown in Figure 7-4. From this dialog
box, you can choose a different bullet character, change the bullet’s color, or
change its size relative to the text size.
Figure 7-4: The Bullets and Numbering dialog box.
The following paragraphs point out some important tidbits to keep in mind
when you use bullets:
✓ Customize bullet characters: You can choose from among several
collections of bullet characters that are available. If you don’t like
any of the bullet characters displayed for you in the dialog box, click
Customize in the lower-right corner of the dialog box. This brings up
a dialog box that lists a variety of useful alternative bullet characters,
such as pointing fingers, a skull and crossbones, and a time bomb. Pick
the bullet that you want to use and then click OK. If you can’t find a
bullet that suits your fancy, choose a different font in the Font control
✓ Change the size of bullet characters: If the bullet characters don’t seem
large enough, increase the size in the Bullets and Numbering dialog box.
The size is specified as a percentage of the text size.
✓ Change the color of bullet characters: To change the bullet color,
use the Color drop-down list to choose the color that you want to use.
Colors from the current color scheme appear in the drop-down menu