How to Type Bullet Point on Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

To type a bullet point on a Mac, you can use a combination of keyboard shortcuts or special characters. In this tutorial, we will explore different methods to insert bullet points into your text documents on a Mac.

Method 1: Using Keyboard Shortcuts

If you frequently need to use bullet points, it is helpful to know the keyboard shortcuts that allow you to quickly insert them. Here are the steps:

  1. Step 1: Place your cursor where you want to insert the bullet point.
  2. Step 2: Press the Option key (⌥) and 8 key together. This will insert a bullet point (•) at the cursor position.

You can repeat these steps for each bullet point you want to insert in your document.

Method 2: Using Special Characters

If you prefer using special characters instead of keyboard shortcuts, here’s how you can do it:

  1. Step 1: Place your cursor where you want to insert the bullet point.
  2. Step 2: Press Command (⌘) + Control (⌃) + Spacebar simultaneously. This will open the Character Viewer window.
  3. Step 3: In the Character Viewer window, type “bullet” in the search bar to filter the available characters.
  4. Step 4: From the search results, select the bullet point character (•) by clicking on it.

The selected bullet point character will be inserted at your cursor position in the text document.

Method 3: Customizing Bullet Points

If you want to customize the appearance of your bullet points, you can do so by using HTML and CSS. Here’s an example:

  .custom-bullet {
    list-style-type: square;
    color: red;
    font-weight: bold;

<ul class="custom-bullet">
  <li>First item</li>
  <li>Second item</li>
  <li>Third item</li>

In the above example, the list-style-type property is set to “square”, the color is set to “red”, and the font-weight is set to “bold”. Feel free to modify these styles according to your preference.


In this tutorial, we explored different methods to type bullet points on a Mac. You can use keyboard shortcuts or special characters for quick insertion, or customize the appearance of bullet points using HTML and CSS. Now you can easily add bullet points to your text documents and make them more visually engaging!

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