Tracy van der Schyff

Facilitating The Evolution of Human Capabilities

#Microsoft365 Day 57: Take the boring out of bullet points with PowerPoint Designer

#Microsoft365 – The content you have for your presentations is real important – but if it’s boring – it will have a negative impact on your outcome. Let’s take a look at using #PowerPoint Designer to change the way your bullet or numbered lists look.

For previous posts in my #Microsoft365Challenge go to the index page.

PowerPoint Designer is a relatively new tool in Office 365 that allows you change the design and layout of your bullets / numbered lists.

Good to know:

  • Must be Office 365 Subscriber
  • Connected to internet
  • Use slide layouts with Title or Title & content
  • No additional objects or shapes on same slide as bullets
  • PowerPoint theme – not custom downloaded theme
  • Will not work while co-authoring

How to:

  • Insert bullets or numbered lists
  • Click on Design Tab > Design Ideas
  • Select the design you would like to use
  • See video below for step by step (I used Recording in PowerPoint to make the video)

Note:  I’ve said this many times – writing blogs helps me learn and improve my writing skills. Creating videos on the other hand has made me aware of how often I say ‘Um’ and use filler words. Shocking! We’ll have to ‘um’ work on that 🙂


I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.

Feel free to #AskBraam if you have questions or would like me to write about a specific topic. I’ve created a Flow to monitor Twitter for the #AskBraam hashtag and will try my best to incorporate any questions into the blogs, or answer them directly on Twitter. This is a “Learning through Sharing” approach to teach my pet sheep about Microsoft – read more on this here.

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  1. Great to know :)) thx

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