How to Insert Bullets in Google Sheets

How to Insert Bullets in Google Sheets

While there is a simple click option available to insert a bullet in Google Docs, there is no easy way to insert bullets in Google Sheets.

Now the reason could be that the need for bullet points is less in Google Sheets. But if you are one of those who wants a bulleted list, there are some ways you can achieve that.

Insert  Bullets in Google Sheets

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to insert Bullets in Google Sheets:

  • Using Keyboard Shortcut.
  • Using CHAR Function.
  • Using the Copy-Paste Method.

Keyboard Shortcut to Insert Bullets in Google Sheet

Here are the steps to insert bullets in a cell in Google Sheets:

  • Select a cell in which you want to insert the bullet point.
  • Get into the edit mode (by pressing the F2 key, or by double-clicking on the cell).
  • Hold the ALT key and press the number 7 on the numeric keypad.

This would instantly insert a bullet in the cell in Google Sheets.

Insert Bullets in Google Sheets - Keyboard Shortcut

If you want to insert multiple bullets in different lines in the same cell, press Alt + Enter to go to a new line in the same cell. Now again hold the ALT key and press the number 7 on the number keypad.

Insert Bullets in Google Sheets - Keyboard same line

Insert Bullets in Google Sheets using the CHAR Function

Another neat way to insert bullets into Google Sheets is to use the CHAR function. Bullets have the specific Unicode number that can be used within the CHAR function to get a bullet.

Here are the steps:

  • Enter the following function in the cell in which you want to insert the bullet.
  • Hit Enter.

This would instantly insert a bullet in the cell.

You can also construct formulas to automatically get a bulleted list. For example, suppose you have a grocery list as shown below:

Insert Bullets in Google Sheets - Grocery List

To get a bulleted list using this list:

  • Enter the following formula in cell B1:
    =CHAR(8226)&" "&A1
  • Copy paste for all the cells.

The CHAR part of the formula returns the bullet and then adds the item name in front of it.

Insert Bullets in Google Sheets - char

Another way to use these bullets is to simply copy and paste the cell as values (and get rid of the CHAR function while retaining the bullet in the cell). Now you can copy paste and use it wherever you want.

Copy Paste Bullets from The Web or Other Applications

One of the easiest and straightforward ways to insert bullets in Google Sheets is to copy and paste it from a website or other applications (such as Google Doc, MS Word, PowerPoint, etc.).

For example, below are a variety of bullets that you can simply copy and paste in cells in Google Sheets.

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Easy.. Isn’t it? 🙂

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5 thoughts on “How to Insert Bullets in Google Sheets”

    • You can also try other methods shown in this tutorials. Did you try holding the ALT key and then using the 7 key. You can also use the CHAR function

        • It’s because you’re probably using the number 7 key at the top of your keyboard. Alt 7 ONLY works if you use the number 7 key on the numberpad on the right side of the keyboard.


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