How keep bullet color from changing?


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Scott Meyers

I find that when I change the color of the first letter of the text of a
bulleted item, the color of the bullet itself changes to the same color as the
letter. This isn't what I want. I want the color of the bullet to remain as it
is on the master page. I can sort of work around this by putting a
normal-colored space at the beginning of the line, but then my line wraps don't
look right, because the first line is over a space too far. If I try to make
the space very narrow by setting the point size down, the bullet symbol, too, is
sized down, and this isn't what I want.

Is there a way to color the first letter of the text for a bullet item without
PPT automatically changing the color of the bullet symbol itself?

I'm using Office XP (i.e., 2002).

Thanks,

Scott
 
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Guest

Hi Scott,
After changing the color,
go to the Slide Master,
Highlight the first line of the content placeholder. ("Click to edit Master
text styles")
Right click and select Bullets and Numbering
Change the color to something else, Click OK. If black is what you want,
then do the same again by changing it to black. See if it helps.
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Guest

Hello Scott,

I had never noticed it did that!!

I've had a play and if you go to the Slide Master and actually set the
bullet colour rather than leaving the default colour it will keep when you
change the first letter.

Judith
 
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Luc

Scott,
Pretty annoying isn't it. Difficult to work around it a space or a tab
(ctrl+tab to use it if you do not want a second level) before the first
letter of the bullet seems to get around it. But be aware that if you
animate the bulleted list and the bullet points are more than one line PPT
will not show the bullets.
If I have several lines I usually work around it by inserting the bullets
using Insert - symbol. First turn of the automatic bulleting using the
button on the formatting toolbar, insert your symbol and drag the carat
thingies in the ruler to adjust.
Not much of a workaround I know, but maybe someone else will have better
ideas.

Luc Sanders (MVP - PowerPoint)
 
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Scott Meyers

JudithJubilee said:
I've had a play and if you go to the Slide Master and actually set the
bullet colour rather than leaving the default colour it will keep when you
change the first letter.

Works for me, too. Thanks!

Scott
 
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Agree that JudithJubilee's answer is the correct solution. Go to the bullet menu and select "bullets and numbering". In the pop-up menu, go to "color" and select the color you want.
 
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Agree that JudithJubilee's answer is the correct solution. Go to the bullet menu and select "bullets and numbering". In the pop-up menu, go to "color" and select the color you want.
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