Smartsheet: Bulleted Lists

Today’s Tip (2018-08-22): Based on this Community Post

Smartsheet does not have a rich text field and the user requested bullets.


Here’s a quick way to get the result. I wouldn’t use this very often, but I don’t need to use all of my work-arounds, though it helps.


I set up a second locked column next to column I wanted to contain bulleted lists. I define something that is easy to type. Preferably something that does not require the SHIFT key or ALT key.

For this example, I will use the hyphen ““. A good candidate for the left hand would be accent “`


The in the new column formula is:


=SUBSTITUTE([Task List]@row, “-“, “●”)

and then I start typing, finish typing (Enter key or Tab key — Tab is faster for this solution).

Copy (Ctrl + C)

Paste-Special (Shift + Ctrl + V)

and done.

The text can still be edited if bullets need to be added or removed.

And that’s pretty much all I have to say about that.

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