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What are bullets and when do you use them?

Answer: In the computer world, "bullets" are much safer than bullets flying around in the real world. Bullets are used when making a list, often called a "bulleted list." An example of a bulleted list would be:

  • First Point
  • Second Point
  • Third Point
  • Fourth Point

Bulleted lists are often used in making outlines or other lists such as a recipe or a list of product features. Most word processing programs, like Microsoft Word and AppleWorks, have the option of creating a bulleted list.

Published: June 17, 2004 — by Per Christensson

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