How to Change Google Docs Bullet Points Style

There’s a button that you can click in the toolbar in Google Docs which will let you create bullet points for items that you are listing.

If you click the button and don’t make any changes to the settings, then Google Docs uses a filled circle for top-level bullets, and an open circle for sub-bullets.

But you may have seen other types of bullet points in Google Docs, or you might simply prefer to use something like an arrow.

Fortunately you can change the style of your Google Docs bullet points by selecting the existing bullet points in the document, then choosing a different option.

Use these steps to change the Google Docs bullet point style

Open the document with the bullet points to change.

Visit to view your files.

Select the bullet points that you want to change.

If you don’t have the items listed in the document yet you can continue with the next steps.
select your bullet points

Click the down arrow to the right of the “Bulleted list” button in the toolbar.

click the Bulleted list dropdown arrow

Choose your preferred bullet point style.

how to change Google Docs bullet points

The steps above were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will work in other desktop Web browsers as well.

Notice that the bullet point styles display different icons based on the level of the item in the list.

You can make a listed item a sub-item by placing your cursor in front of the text, then pressing the “Tab” key.

If you start another list later in the document and don’t select a bullet style, then Google Docs will use the default bullet style.

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