How to Make a Bullet Point Using the Alt Key

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If your work involves computers and drafting documents, you likely use symbols on a regular basis. Most keyboards include keys for symbols such as per cent (%) and ampersand (&), but other frequently used symbols, such as the bullet used to itemise lists, do not have specific keys.

There are various ways to insert a bullet into your document, but if you're looking for a shortcut via the Alt key, here's the secret: use your numeric keypad.

Open a document in which you want to add a bullet via "Alt," such as Microsoft Word.

Click your cursor in the place of your document you want to add a bullet.

Press and hold the "Alt" key and then click "7" on the numeric keypad.

Release both keys and a bullet will appear in your document. If a bullet does not appear, click the "Num Lock" key in the top-left of your numeric keypad to activate it, and repeat this step.