Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. October 6, 2003
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Aligning Bulleted Text
Have you ever had problems with your lower-level bulleted text not lining up nicely against the text in the bulleted text above it?
Assuming you want the bullets in your lower-level text to line up with the left edge of higher-level text, here's how you can make it happen:
First, choose View and select the Ruler option to turn on PowerPoint's horizontal ruler. Click to select the text box you want to work with.
Note that there are two markers on the ruler for each indent level.
The lower (triangle-plus-square) markers set the indent for the beginning of each text level, while the upper (triangle-only) markers set the indent for the bullet characters themselves. You'll be working with the latter.
Hold down Ctrl while you drag the upper marker for the text you want to work with. As you drag, you'll see a vertical dotted line that helps you align the marker position precisely to the text you want it to align with. Once it's lined up the way you want it, release the mouse button, then release the Ctrl key.