And you thought "all" we did was provide startlingly good PowerPoint designs! No, we actually publish the odd PowerPoint tutorial too. We are all about empowering.
PowerPoint provides a nice selection of different bullets for our list - but we can go beyond those. We can use our own custom bullets. If you haver a graphics application like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or Fireworks, then you can even create your own images for your bullets.
Assuming that you have an image ready and to hand (stored somewhere on your hard drive), open up PowerPoint and bullet point your first piece of text. On the home tab, go to the Paragraph group, where the Bullets command is, but instead of clicking on the main part of the Bullets button, click on the down arrow to the right. This opens up a window with a "Bullets and Numbering..." option at the bottom. Take that option. At this point there are two ways we can go. We can either avail ourselves of the artwork already in PowerPoint (e.g. symbols, Clipart, etc) or we can import our own pictures.
Let's explore the options. To use a symbol, click on Customize at the bottom. The Symbol window opens, where you can select one that you like (there are mathematical equation symbols, Greek symbols, and so on.)
To use artwork already known to PowerPoint, click Picture and the Picture Bullet window opens. Using this window you can search PowerPoint and office.com for images. Just type in a search term in the "search text" box and click "Go". If you can't find any images that satisfy, import your own!
Click the Import button at the bottom, navigate to where your bullet image is stored on your hard drive, select it and then click Add. Just make sure that your image is a reasonable size for a PowerPoint bullet!
Whichever option you chose, you can now select it for use as a bullt.