Tame your computer - build a bullet list

3/10/2017

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In her regular series for Cambridge Network members, software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'. This week she describes how to create a bulleted list in your Excel workbook.

Microsoft Excel does not have a built-in function to create a bulleted list like in Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. But during a course yesterday I found out you can create one using a nifty keyboard shortcut.

Here's how:

  1. Select the cell where the list is to appear.
  2. Press ALT + 7 on the numeric keypad.
  3. Type your text.
  4. Press ALT + ENTER if you want to insert another bullet in the same cell.
  5. Repeat steps 2 - 4.

With thanks to Alex for the tip inspiration!

Related tips:

Tip # 506: Fast way to start a bulleted or numbered list (Microsoft Word and Outlook) tip_506.php
Tip # 458: How to add, find and remove line breaks (Microsoft Excel) tip_458.php

3 October 2017

Karen Roem offers software training and support through her company Roem Ltd.  Contact her by email (Karen@roem.co.uk) or visit her website at www.roem.co.uk

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