Add pictures, symbols, or custom bullets to a list

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Picture bullets or symbols can add visual interest to a list. In Microsoft Office Word 2007, if someone sends you a document with a bullet style that you particularly like, you can add the style to the Bullet Library to use again and again.

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Add picture bullets or symbols to a list

The Bullet Library includes symbol and picture bullet styles. If you don't see the style that you want in the library, you can define a new bullet style.

  1. Select the items to which you want to add picture bullets or symbols.

To change an entire list level in a multilevel list, click one bullet or number at that level in the list.

  1. On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click the arrow next to Bullets.
  1. Click Define New Bullet, and then click Symbol or Picture.
  2. Click any symbol or picture that you want to use, and then click OK twice.

After you create a bulleted item, each time you press ENTER, another bulleted item is automatically added until you press ENTER twice.

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Add a picture bullet or symbol to the Bullet Library

If a friend or colleague sends you a document with a bullet style that you particularly like, you can add it to your own Bullet Library, where it will always be available for use in a document.

  1. Open the document that contains the bullet that you want to add to your Bullet Library.
  2. On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click the arrow next to Bullets.

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  1. Under Document Bullets, right-click the bullet style that you want to add to the Bullet Library, and then click Add to Library.

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Remove bullet styles from the Bullet Library

  1. On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click the arrow next to Bullets.

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  1. Under Bullet Library, right-click the bullet style that you want to remove from the Bullet Library, and then click Remove.

 Notes 

  • Bullets in a document are always available for addition to the Bullet Library.
  • If you remove a bullet from the Bullet Library and the bullet is available in the Document Bullets area, you can easily add the bullet back to the Bullet Library.

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Applies to:
Word 2007