PowerPoint 2000: Levels and Bullets

Lesson 5: Levels and Bullets



By the end of the lesson, you should be able to:

  • Use levels and bullets

Levels and bullets

Sometimes when creating a presentation, you may want to show that some ideas are more important than others, or that an important idea has related smaller points. This is shown with levels.

If you open a presentation in Outline view, the slides look like this:

Outline View

Notice that slide 3, The Internet, has two levels of bullets that show the parts and subparts of the lessons on email. Also notice that the font size gets smaller as the bullets are indented.

Creating levels

To create another level in a bulleted list:

Level Buttons

  • Click either the left or right level button on the Formatting toolbar.
  • Begin typing the next level in your list.


  • Open My First Presentation in Normal view.
  • Click the bulleted list slide in the Outline pane.
  • Type the words from the slide below into your bulleted list slide using the correct bullet levels.
  • Save your changes.

Slide Number Three