Bullet points are necessary when you are creating a list of different items on your design while working in Illustrator or any other software. But when you can’t find the Bullet option in Illustrator, you are stuck.
Adobe Illustrator doesn’t have any Bullet point tool or option like other software like MS Word, MS PowerPoint, etc. But don’t worry. There are a lot of other ways that can be used to make a Bullet Point in Illustrator.
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What is a Bullet Point?
A bullet point is a symbol used to add to the list of items. The bullet point is added to every item in a list.
If you are new to Adobe Illustrator or you don’t have any idea to make a bullet point in Illustrator, then don’t worry. We are going to tell you different methods to make a bullet point in Illustrator.
You can also learn:
- Make an Infinity Sign in Illustrator
- Make Dotted Line in Illustrator
- Make a Polka dot Background in Illustrator
- Make a Rounded Rectangle in Illustrator
- Make a Pattern Swatch in Illustrator
In Adobe Illustrator, you can draw different shapes to make a bullet point, you can choose different symbols, or you can also use shortcut keys for making Bullet points in Illustrator. We hope that you are going to enjoy making bullet points for your next project.
So, Let’s start.
3 Different Ways to Make a Bullet point in Illustrator (Easy & Quick)
In this tutorial, we are going to make Bullet Point by using different methods. You can choose any method that you like the most or one that makes the best bullet point for your project. Open the file where you want to make a Bullet point in Illustrator.
1st Method: Bullet Point with a Shortcut key
In Adobe Illustrator the easiest way to make a Bullet Point is by using the short key.
Bullet Point Illustrator Shortcut
Place the cursor, where you want to add Bullet Point and press Alt+*8 from the keyboard.
Another Short key to making a Bullet Point is by using the numeric keypad. Keep pressing Alt then 0+1+4+9.
This bullet can also be added through the Type menu in Illustrator.
Go to Type > Insert Special Character > Symbols > Bullets.
The bullet will be added where the cursor stays.
You can make as many Bullet Points as needed in Illustrator.
Change the Color of Bullet Point in Illustrator
Select the Bullet Point with the Type Tool to change the Color.
You can change the color of the Bullet point by Properties > Appearance > Fill. Select any color that you want to add to the Bullet Point.
The selected color will be filled in the Bullet.
2nd Method: Bullet Point with Glyphs
Another way to make a Bullet Point in Illustrator is by using Glyphs Panel. Glyphs panels have a lot of shapes that can be used as Bullet points in Illustrator. You have to scroll through all to see available different shapes.
Step 1: Go to Window > Type > Glyphs. You can also access Glyphs by Type (main menu) > Glyphs.
Step 2: Glyphs panel will appear.
Step 3: Place the Type Cursor at the start of the word where you want to add the Bullet Point. Just like we did here.
Step 4: From the Glyphs panel, in the Show choose Entire Font and Cascadia Code.
Step 5: Now this is the bullet point that can be used.
Step 6: Double click on the Bullet Point.
Step 7: The Bullet point will be added at the place where the Type Cursor was located.
You can also use other bullet points from here as well. The different option that has symbols that can be used as bullets are available. Change the fonts to see more and more glyphs.
3rd Method: Make Bullet with Symbols
In Adobe Illustrator, you can also use Symbols for making Bullet points. Symbols are a great way to show Bullet points as they are easy and can be resized easily. Different symbols are available that can be easily used as Bullet Points.
Step 1: Go to Window > Symbols Libraries > 3D Symbols.
Step 2: 3D Symbols panel will appear.
Step 4: Select and drag the symbol to the artboard that you want to use as Bullet Point.
Step 5: Resize according to your design requirements.
Step 6: Adjust the position of Bullet Point to the list.
If you want to add more symbols then go to Symbols Library Menu and select any menu and use any symbol as a Bullet Point.
4th Method: Make Bullet with Shapes
The best way to make a bullet point for your design is by making a shape and then using it as a Bullet point. We will create a square and then use it to make a Bullet point in Illustrator.
Step 1: Select the Rectangle Tool from the left toolbar.
Step 2: Keep pressing the Shift key from the keyboard and draw a square on the artboard.
Step 3: Position it with the text where you want to use it as a Bullet Point.
To add it as a Bullet point for the list, press Ctrl+C from the keyboard, and it will be copied. Press Ctrl+V from the keyboard to paste it. Do this as much as needed. Adjust all the shapes in the form of bullet points.
You can also change the color of the shape easily. Go to Fill and select any required color that you want to use.
You can create a circle or rectangle or star to make a bullet point in Illustrator. No restrictions.
It’s Easy to Learn How to Make a Bullet Point in Illustrator
Now you know how to make a Bullet Point in Illustrator. Now you can easily make any type of Bullet Point using the given method. You can also watch our detailed video tutorial that is given at the start of this tutorial to see all the details.
Do You Have More Questions?
If you have any questions related to Bullet Points in Adobe Illustrator, you can comment below. Some questions we have discussed are below.
Illustrator Bullet Points Indent
To indent Bullet Points in Illustrator go to Window > Type > Tabs. You can also press Shift+Ctrl+T from the keyboard. Tabs panel will appear. Add the x value according to your requirements to indent the Bullet Points in Illustrator.
Bullet Points in Illustrator 2022
Bullet Points can be added in Illustrator by placing the cursor where you want to display the Bullet Point and then pressing Alt+8 from the keyboard. The Bullet point will appear.
How to add bullet points in illustrator cc
The bullet points can be added to Illustrator cc by pressing Alt+8 from the keyboard. Make sure to place the cursor at the correct position so that the Bullet appears at the start of the text.
Bullets and Numbering in Illustrator
Bullets and Numbering can be added in Illustrator by using the Glyphs panel. To access the Glyphs panel go to Type > Glyphs. Glyphs panel will appear. Select Bullets and Numbering according to your requirements or in any style by scrolling through all the Glyphs.
Create Numbered List In Illustrator
If you want to create a numbered list in Adobe Illustrator then go to Type > Glyphs. Glyphs panel will appear. Add the name Emoji one and select the Numbers from there. Double click on the Number so that it appears with the text. Arrange them in a position on the list.
All Done! Enjoy.