Create Your Own Picture Bullets in PowerPoint 2013
Learn how to create your own picture bullets in PowerPoint 2013.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
OS: Windows 7 and 8
You have already learned about picture bullets, and how you can import any picture and use it as a custom bullet. You can also create your own picture bullets to use in presentations, and these can be created right within PowerPoint!
Follow these steps create your own picture bullets in PowerPoint 2013:
- Launch PowerPoint 2013. Within the
select the Blank Presentation option. PowerPoint will open a new presentation with a
Title slide. You can
change the slide layout to
Blank by selecting the Home tab | Layout |
- Access the Insert tab of the
Ribbon, and click the
Shapes button (highlighted in red within
Figure 1). This reveal the Shapes drop-down gallery, choose the
Oval shape (highlighted in blue within
Figure 1). Click once on your slide to place a circle -- learn more about drawing circles in
our Draw a Perfect Circle
Figure 1: Oval shape selected
- Make sure the circle is selected. Then select the Drawing Tools Format tab of the
Ribbon. Within this tab, select the More button for
Shape Styles (highlighted in
red within Figure 2).
Figure 2: More button for Shape Styles
- This reveals the entire
Shape Styles drop-down
gallery, as shown in Figure 3. Select any of the available styles to apply it to the selected
Figure 3: Shape Styles drop-down gallery
- Once the Shape Style is applied, select the circle and right-click. Within the resultant contextual menu,
select the Save as Picture option, as shown highlighted in red
within Figure 4.
Figure 4: Save as Picture option
- This brings up the Save As Picture dialog box, choose a location and name for your
picture -- also choose a picture format such as PNG that supports transparency (see
Figure 5). Once you are done, click on Save button (highlighted in
red within Figure 5), and now you can
import the picture
you just saved to be used as a bullet in PowerPoint.
Figure 5: Save As Picture dialog box
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