How To Move Bullet Points In Google Docs

Last Updated on August 16, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to move bullet points in Google Docs.

How To Move Bullet Points In Google Docs

Bullet points are a great way to organize and structure your content. But sometimes, you may need to move bullet points around in your documents.

We can add or decrease the indent of a bullet point to determine a hierarchy in a bulleted list. Bullet points that are further indented are understood as being part of a multilevel list where the text is considered a sub-item of the text above it. In this guide, we will show you how to move bullet points in Google Docs.

How to Adjust Bullet Points in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to adjust bullet points in Google Docs.

Step 1

First, open a document that contains a bulleted list.

Place your cursor after the bullet point you want to move or indent.

Step 2

Hit the Tab key in your keyboard to indent that bullet point.

You may also use the shortcut Ctrl+] or use the Increase indent option in the toolbar.

These methods will move your bullet point to the right.

Step 3

You can also use custom indentation through the ruler feature. Select the item in the bulleted list you want to indent and drag the indent arrow found in the top ruler.

Release the cursor to apply the new custom indentation.

Summary

This guide should be everything you need to learn how to move bullet points in Google Docs.

Click this link to make a copy of this sample document to try doing it yourself!