Bullet Point Types and Creation In HTML and Word – POFTUT

Bullet Point Types and Creation In HTML and Word


Bullet Pointis a thick point symbol used to create a top-down list of text to express the start of the item in the list. Bullet points also called as Bullet List in HTML or Word terminology. Even a thick point is used it is called as a bullet.

Bullet Point Symbols

Bullet point uses a thick point as default symbol. But there are diferent alternatives which can be used for bullet point. Below you can see different bullet point types for different cases.

  • Tick Point
  • Thin point
  • Empty point
  • Square
  • Grayed point
  • Arrow
  • Uppercase Letter
  • Lowercase Letter
  • Number
Bullet Point Symbols

Bullet Point/List Use Cases

The bullet point is very useful for different cases during documentation, texting, presentation, etc. Bullet points can be used for the following cases.

  • Creating note with multiple items
  • Listing items in presentations
  • Listing items in technical writing
  • Providing steps to implement some application
  • Technical writing
  • Listing references

How To Add Bullet Points In HTML?

One of the most popular usage cases for bullet point is using HTML documents or web pages. We create different bullet points in web pages by using an HTML List tag. Below we can see a simple bullet list that is used to list countries with thick points.

<html>
<body>

<h2>Disc Bullets</h2>

<ul style="list-style-type:disc;">
<li>Turkey</li>
<li>USA</li>
<li>Germany</li>
<li>England</li>
</ul>

</body>
</html>

HTML provides different styles for bullet list like disc, circle, square, number, letter. For more details take a look following post.

How To Center Bullet Points In HTML?

By default bullets points will be aligned with the default page alignment configuration which is aligned to the right. But how can you center the bullet points in HTML?. You can use different methods to center the bullet points but the most easy method is using the CSS or style for the <ul> tag like below.

<html>
   <body>
      <h2>Disc Bullets</h2>
      <ul style="text-align:center; list-style-posistion:inside">
         <li>Turkey</li>
         <li>USA</li>
         <li>Germany</li>
         <li>England</li>
      </ul>
   </body>
</html>
Centered Bullet Points

Create Bullet Point/List For Word

Microsoft Office Word is another popular case in order to use bullet points. We can put a bullet from the main toolbar like below. In the following example by using the Paragraph option bullet points in order to add countries with bullet points.

MS Word Bullet Points

We can also use different bullet point style of the list from the bullet menu like below. We can see that the Microsoft Word provides a lot of different bullet types. These bullets are categorized as Recently Used Bullets which contains recently used bullet types. Bullet Library provides different bullet types like dot, empty circle even none.

MS Word Bullet Points Styling

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