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Is there a way to get a specific type of bullet instead of the filled bullets when you first activate the itemize command in LaTeX? I am trying to get hollow bullets from the start instead of using nested commands to attempt to create them somehow. Thank you.

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The enumitem package might be useful, combined with some package listed in the Comprehensive Symbol List:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\usepackage{pifont}
\begin{document}
\begin{itemize}[label=\ding{212}]
\item First
\item Second
\end{itemize}
\end{document}

Dingbat items

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\renewcommand{\labelitemi}{$\circ$}
\renewcommand{\labelitemii}{$\circ$}
\renewcommand{\labelitemiii}{$\circ$}
\renewcommand{\labelitemiv}{$\circ$}
...

where i, ii, iii, etc. refer to the current bullet level.

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One possible way to accomplish it is...

First, include amssymb package by adding the line \usepackage{amssymb} in the preamble of your document.

\begin{itemize}

\item[$\checkmark$] This will give a checkmark bullet.

\item[$\square$] This will give a hollow square bullet.

\item[$\blacksquare$] This will give a filled square bullet.

\item[$\bigstar$] This will give you a bigstar bullet.

\end{itemize}

The list of all keywords like square, checkmark etc. can be found in amssymb package documentation. Visit: http://milde.users.sourceforge.net/LUCR/Math/mathpackages/amssymb-symbols.pdf

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Try the list environment:

\begin{list}{$\circ$}{}  
\item A  
\item B  
\end{list}
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In LaTeX

\item[$\diamond$]
  (your text)

will change that item's bullet to a diamond. This works on a per item basis.

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