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How do I add bullet points to text in Illustrator?

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#1 Guest_mevector_*

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:16 AM

Is there anyway to add Bullet Points to Text in Illustrator?
Other than using the trusty hyphen or drawing small circles.


#2 OGroup


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Posted 27 August 2012 - 07:22 PM

sorry for my bad English
you mean the bulleted list to a text? in illustrator?
You can find the code to display the symbol that you Paice (CTRL + SOMETHING), maybe look into the character map windows .. but there is no way that I know of in illustrator (I still use CS3), or drawing points, or introduce the symbols that you want taken from other characters ..

maybe I'm wrong .. (I would try to copy and paste from word at this point ..)

#3 manders14


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:14 AM

Its funny that you asked this because Ive been wondering the same thing for awhile and unfortunately I still dont think theres a way to make a bulleted list (besides drawing circles or adding typographic bullets (alt + 8)) if I find a way I will be sure to share.


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:01 AM

AFAIK only Adobe InDesign has this "insert special character" feature, on illustrator you can do that manually but the question is on mac or pc?

on mac:
hold option + 8

on pc:
alt + 0149 (on the numeric keypad, the bottom right of your keyboard not the numeric key above letters)

cheers! ;)

#5 ymuas87


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:50 PM

it works! lol

on pc:
alt + 0149

you'll have to hold ALT down and press 0 - 1 - 4 - 9 (not together but one after another, while still holding down ALT)

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#6 jctoledo


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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:02 AM

I usually open my Character Map (every Windows has this), from there I select then copy the bullet or any special character i want...
Hope this helps...

#7 Squewheet


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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:06 AM

If I am looking for like a bullet point or like the TM letters I just Open the Glyphs for that font style. I know on illustrator CS5 & CS6 you just go to: " Type / Glyphs " and it will have all the special characters just for that font style. Hope this helps.

#8 Dskwkrs


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 12:41 AM

opt 8 mac
opt t is tm i think and so forth

#9 djdirtysanch


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:29 PM

Yeah opt+8 is how you make a bullet in illustrator on mac.

#10 HerbertNordal


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:31 PM

Squewheet has it right. Open the GLYPH pulldown menu under the text header. Double click on the desired character and it will appear with the text curser. No memorizing codes. All the high bit characters in a font are easily accessed. This is a great way to select alternate bullet shapes from dingbat fonts. The bullets can be aligned in the text box by using tabs and indents found under Window/text pulldown menu. If you are drawing ordinary text bullets, you are working WAY too hard. Hope this helps...

#11 Light


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:22 PM

you could draw little circles?

#12 HerbertNordal


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:58 PM

The GLYPH menu also allows you to select alternate characters in the humongous OpenType fonts with huge character sets.
In the Jurasic era with only PS fonts, we looked up the ASCI numbers and used the ALT+XXX method as described above. The codes were in tables in the back of printed program manuals. MAC and PCs had different character sets when it came to this. You often saw the Yen symbol (Â¥) in place of bullets due to system conflicts.

#13 HerbertNordal


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:43 AM

If the question is there automatic bullets or numbering lists like word-processing and presentation software? Sorry, no. You should probably be using Indesign, and bring your Illustrator graphics into text heavy pages. Creative Suite integration is stronger than ever.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:25 PM

good to know

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