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How does one create a 'bullet'?

How does one create a 'bullet'?

How does one create a 'bullet'?

(OP)
How does one create a 'bullet' list in Illustrator? I typed in 'bullet' in the help me file and got nothing. Any suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks,
DanH

RE: How does one create a 'bullet'?

A text bullet can be created on the PC with 'Alt' and then '0149'.  I think the Mac is 'CMD' and '8'.

Or you can simply draw a tiny circle, copy it, then place your text cursor within the text and paste.

RE: How does one create a 'bullet'?

(OP)
Thanks jimoblak,

I think you're right, I will stick with the old copy and paste routine.

Thanks for your help. Much appreciated.

--DanH

RE: How does one create a 'bullet'?

Its a huge pain but in another horrific attempt to emulate the mac, Microsoft has somehow screwed it up again. On a mac, such common 'special characters' as ™, •, ® and so on are as easy as 'option+2, option+8 and option+r' respectivly. But for some dumb reason you have to type a four-number key code for every single one on windows. STUPID!!! Anyway, for those of us suffering with affordable PC's, you can get a complete list of key codes in start/programs/accessories/system tools/character map
you can copy and paste from here too.


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RE: How does one create a 'bullet'?

jAQUAN,

This 4 number key code is not specific to Microsoft Windows.  Apple was not the inventor of key combinations for extended character sets.

Can't we all just get along?  ;)

RE: How does one create a 'bullet'?

Special Characters have always been available on Macs using the simple meathod. My complaint is that for just about every 'neat' thing the Mac does, theres is a similar windows feature that is harder to use and doesnt work as well. 3 cases and points.

1. The open/save dialoges in XP are hard coded so you will only ever see My Computer, My Documents, Network Neighborhood, etc. in there which are only sometime useful in the event I actually want to goto one of those locations. Yet on OS X, you can drag anything with an icon in to any dialoge box anywhere.

2. They key-code for special characters meantioned in this string.

3. You can only open PC formatted disks on a PC (without 3rd party software) yet you can open anything shaped like disk on a Mac. Anyone wonder why that is?

I dont know what my point is, I just get tired of windows errors clogging up the illustrator board.

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RE: How does one create a 'bullet'?

...You can only open PC formatted disks on a PC (without 3rd party software) yet you can open anything shaped like disk on a Mac. Anyone wonder why that is?...

Or, to put it another way, why are Mac disks incompatible with everything else?! Come on, this isn't an Illustrator issue, and neither are the other two points. You get used to the faults of whatever platform you use most.

Personally, I agree with you that bullets are easier to find on Macs, but I use them regularly so they're second nature. I use them a lot in Windows too, and can type them pretty quick, so it's no big deal. And for more obscure charactors, it doesn't matter what platform I'm on, I still have to look them up.

If I'm working with Mac files on a PC, I'm frustrated with many common charactors turning into something else. I'm equally frustrated with PC files when I'm working on a Mac. Hopefully new technologies such as OpenType will iron out these differences, and then maybe we will all get along....maybe...ok, group hug everybody!

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