How to Type a Bullet Point on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

How to Type a Bullet Point on Mac

Using bullet points in your documents or presentations can help organize information and make it easier to understand. If you’re a Mac user, you might be wondering how to type a bullet point on your keyboard. In this tutorial, we’ll show you different methods to achieve this.

Method 1: Using Keyboard Shortcut

If you want to quickly insert a bullet point while typing, you can use the following keyboard shortcut:

Option + 8: This will insert a bullet point at the current cursor position.

Method 2: Using Character Viewer

If you prefer using the Character Viewer, which allows you to access a wide range of special characters, including bullet points, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Apple menu located at the top-left corner of your screen.
  2. Select “System Preferences” from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the System Preferences window, click on “Keyboard”.
  4. In the Keyboard tab, check the box that says “Show keyboard and emoji viewers in menu bar”.
  5. Close the System Preferences window.
  6. In your menu bar at the top-right corner of your screen, click on the new icon that looks like a keyboard or smiley face.
  7. Select “Show Emoji & Symbols”.

A new window will appear with various symbols and characters. To find a bullet point:

  1. Type “bullet” or “point” in the search bar at the top-right corner of the window.
  2. Double-click on the bullet point symbol you want to insert.

Method 3: Copy and Paste

If you already have a document or webpage with bullet points, you can simply copy and paste them into your Mac document or text editor. Here’s how:

  1. Select the bullet point(s) you want to copy.
  2. Right-click on the selected bullet point(s) and choose “Copy” from the context menu.
  3. Place your cursor at the desired location in your Mac document or text editor.
  4. Right-click again and choose “Paste” from the context menu to insert the bullet point(s).

Note: The appearance of bullet points may vary depending on the font and style settings of your document or text editor.

In Conclusion

Now that you know multiple methods for typing a bullet point on Mac, you can easily enhance the structure and readability of your documents. Whether it’s a simple list or an elaborate presentation, incorporating bullet points can make information more visually engaging and organized.

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