How to Align Bullet Points in Excel (2 Easy Ways)

If anyone wants to highlight a point or focus on the gist part of a piece of writing, then adding bullet points is one of the best options. In Excel, there are no direct ways to insert bullet points. It’s also important to align those bullet points corresponding to the writing, or the writing will lose its charm. In this article, we will show you how to align bullet points in Excel.


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2 Handy Approaches to Align Bullet Points in Excel

Take the following data set to accomplish the task of this article. In the data table, we have some random names into which we will insert bullet points and align them after inserting them. Now, you will see two different methods to align bullet points. In the first method, we will insert the Text Box feature of Excel and then align bullet points in it, and in the second one, we will align the bullet points in an Excel cell by using the Alignment group.

Handy Approaches to Align Bullet Points in Excel

1. Inserting Text Box to Align Bullet Points in Excel

In our first approach, we will first create a Text Box in Excel and then align the text with bullet points in it. Follow the following steps to understand the procedure.

Step 1:

  • First of all, we will create the text box.
  • For that, go to the Insert tab of the ribbon and then go to the Text group.
  • From there, choose the Text Box command.

Handy Approaches to Align Bullet Points in Excel

Step 2:

  • Then, draw the text box in your worksheet according to the requirements.

Handy Approaches to Align Bullet Points in Excel

Step 3:

  • Thirdly, insert all the text from the sample data set into the box.

Handy Approaches to Align Bullet Points in Excel

  • Then, select the text in the box using the mouse.

Handy Approaches to Align Bullet Points in Excel

Step 4:

  • Fourthly, right-click on the mouse after selecting the text.
  • Then, from the menu, choose the Bullets command.
  • There, you will see many types of bullet points that you can insert.
  • From there, choose the Filled Round Bullets command or any type that you prefer.

Handy Approaches to Align Bullet Points in Excel

  • After that, you will see that your text will get the bullet point feature.

Handy Approaches to Align Bullet Points in Excel

Step 5:

  • Now, we will align these bullet points in the text box.
  • To do that, go to the Home tab of the ribbon and from there go to the Alignment group.
  • There, you will see the texts will have the Align Left command in them.

Handy Approaches to Align Bullet Points in Excel

  • To align them in the center, choose the Center command from the group.

Handy Approaches to Align Bullet Points in Excel

  • Finally, you can align the texts with bullets on the right by using the Align Right command.

Handy Approaches to Align Bullet Points in Excel

Read More: How to Left Align in Excel (3 Handy Ways)


2. Using Alignment Group to Align Bullet Points in a Cell

In our second approach, we will add bullet points directly into an Excel cell rather than in a text box. Follow the following steps for a better understanding.

Step 1:

  • First of all, make the following data set for our procedure.
  • Here, we will add an extra column to see the names after adding bullet points.

Handy Approaches to Align Bullet Points in Excel

Step 2:

  • Now, select a cell in column C and double-click on it.

Handy Approaches to Align Bullet Points in Excel

  • Then, press Alt+7 on the keyboard.
  • After pressing the command, you will see a bullet point has been added in cell C5.

Handy Approaches to Align Bullet Points in Excel

Step 3:

  • Now, type the text in the cell and it will have the bullet point before it.

Sample Data Set

  • Then, repeat the same process for all the cells.

Sample Data Set

Step 4:

  • Fourthly, select all the names with bullet points in column C.
  • Then, go to the Alignment group of the Home tab.
  • Here, you will see all the names with bullets are aligned on the left.

Sample Data Set

  • To align them in the center, choose the Center command from the group.

Sample Data Set

Sample Data Set

Read More: How to Apply Center Horizontal Alignment in Excel (3 Quick Tricks)


Conclusion

That’s the end of this article. I hope you find this article helpful. After reading this article, you will be able to align bullet points in Excel by using any of the methods. Please share any further queries or recommendations with us in the comments section below.


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