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 bullet points in Google Sheets:
- Using Keyboard Shortcut.
- Using CHAR Function.
- Using the Copy-Paste Method.
Keyboard Shortcut to Insert Bullet Points in Google Sheet
Here are the steps to insert bullet points 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.
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.
How to Add Bullet Points in Google Sheets Using the CHAR Function
Another neat way to add bullet points in 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:
To get a bulleted list using this list:
- Enter the following formula in cell B1:
- 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.
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? 🙂