How to Put a Bulleted or Numbered List in Excel Cell

Microsoft Excel’s default layout of cells in rows and columns is a great place to start when you’re organizing data. But you might be wondering how to add a bulleted or numbered list in Excel cell objects if you need another level of organization.

How to Add Bullets in Excel 2013

  1. Click inside the cell where you want to add bullets.
  2. Hold down the Alt key, then press 0, then 1, then 4, then 9.
  3. Enter the information for the first bullet, then hold down the Alt key on your keyboard and press Enter to move to the next line within that cell.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each additional bullet item that you wish to add in Excel.

Our guide continues below with additional information on adding a bulleted or numbered list in Excel cell, including pictures of these steps.

Adding bullets in Excel is something that might seem like an obvious feature to include in the program but, if you are reading this article, you have probably found that it is not the case.

Microsoft Word and Powerpoint make it very easy to create bulleted or numbered lists, and you can also learn how to put a bullet point on Google Slides. This can happen so easily that you might not even be trying to create a list. But Excel 2013 does not offer a similar automatic list option, nor is there a way on the ribbon for you to enter one manually.

Fortunately, you can add a bullet before a list item using a keyboard shortcut. You can even elect to add multiple bulleted items into a single cell with the help of a line break keyboard shortcut.

Our guide below will show you how.

How to Make a Multi-Item Bullet Lists in a Single Cell in Excel 2013 (guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article are going to show you how to create a bulleted list of two or more items inside a single cell of an Excel worksheet.

Step 1: Open a worksheet in Excel 2013.

Step 2: Click inside the cell where you would like to insert the bulleted list.

You can resize the row or resize the column now if you want, or you can do it later. It’s up to you.

select a cell

Step 3: Hold down the Alt key on your keyboard, then press 0, then 1, then 4, then 9.

This should insert a bullet into the cell.

insert a bullet

Step 4: You can then type the information that you want to include as the first bulleted item.

Once you have reached the end of the first line, hold down the Alt key on the keyboard, then press Enter. You can continue adding bullets by pressing Alt +0149 and adding line breaks by pressing Alt + Enter.

Rather than bullets you could also just type a number followed by a period, then use the Alt + Enter line break option for a numbered list in an Excel cell.

how to put a bulleted or numbered list in Excel cell

You can use different items as bullets by selecting them from the Symbols menu on the Insert tab as well, clicking a symbol on the menu, then clicking the Insert button to insert it into the cell.

For example, if you wanted to use a numbered list in Excel cell formatting, then you could use these numbers instead of the bullets that we discussed above.

insert symbols as bullets

You can force Excel 2013 to automatically resize rows or columns to fit the size of their data by reading this article – . This can save some frustration if your row or column sizing is acting difficultly.

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