Published on November 20, 2018 · Last Updated on June 7, 2023
ALT Codes for Bullet Point Symbols. Below is the complete list of Windows ALT key numeric pad codes for bullet point symbols (bullet signs), their corresponding HTML entity numeric character references and, when available, their corresponding HTML entity named character references. If you are new to ALT codes and need detailed instructions on how to use them, please read How to Use ALT Codes to Enter Special Characters.
Bullet point symbols, also known as bullet points or bullet symbols, are graphical icons used to visually separate and emphasize items in a list or series. They are commonly used in documents, presentations, web pages, and other forms of written communication to organize information and make it easier to read and understand.
Bullet point symbols come in various shapes and styles, but they are typically small solid or hollow dots, squares, or other geometric shapes placed at the beginning of each item in a list. The purpose of bullet points is to create a visual hierarchy and aid in the comprehension and retention of information.
Here are some common types of bullet point symbols:
- Solid Round Bullet (•): This is one of the most widely used bullet point symbols.
- Hollow Round Bullet (◦): This symbol is similar to the solid round bullet but appears as an empty circle. It is often used to indicate secondary or less important items in a list.
- Solid Square Bullet (▪): The solid square bullet is a small solid square used as a bullet point. It provides a distinct visual separation between items in a list and can be an alternative to the round bullet.
- Hollow Square Bullet (▫): This symbol is similar to the solid square bullet but appears as an empty square. It is commonly used to differentiate between different levels or subcategories within a list.
- Dash Bullet (– or —): Instead of using geometric shapes, some bullet point styles use dashes. A single dash (–) or a double dash (—) can be used to represent each item in the list.
- Custom Bullet Symbols: In addition to the standard bullet point symbols mentioned above, some word processing software and design applications allow users to choose from a range of custom bullet symbols. These can include arrows, check marks, stars, icons, or any other visual element that suits the document’s style and purpose.
Bullet point symbols are versatile and can be customized according to the formatting options available in the software or application being used. They help break down information into digestible chunks, improve readability, and provide a clear structure to lists and outlines.
See more symbol sets for popular ALT codes at ALT Codes for Miscellaneous Symbols.
For the the complete list of the first 256 Windows ALT Codes, visit Windows ALT Codes for Special Characters & Symbols.