# Beamer Bullets in Latex Article

Is it possible to use Beamer bullets in latex article ? http://i.stack.imgur.com/UXoCL.png or http://i.stack.imgur.com/x1lPJ.png

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}

\begin{document}

\begin{itemize}
\item Item-1
\item Item-2

\item[--] Item-3
\item[--] Item-4

\item[*] Item-5
\item[*] Item-6

\end{itemize}
\end{document}

• As follows from @samcarter answer, it is possible, but where you like to publish your article? Do publisher will allowed to have such unusual fancy bullets in article? And what you like to tell with them to reader? Don't do this! (well, my comment is very opinion based ...) – Zarko Aug 26 '16 at 10:29

Yes, it's possible. You can borrow the definitions of the bullets from http://ctan.mackichan.com/macros/latex/contrib/beamer/base/beamerbaseauxtemplates.sty

Lets take the bullet as an example. The beamer definition is

\defbeamertemplate{itemize item}{circle}{\small\raise0.5pt\hbox{\textbullet}}


To use this in an article:

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}

\renewcommand\labelitemi{\small\raise0.5pt\hbox{\textbullet}}
%\renewcommand{\labelitemi}{\raise0.25ex\hbox{\vrule width 1ex height 1ex}}

\begin{document}

\begin{itemize}
\item Item-1
\item Item-2
\end{itemize}
\end{document}


In principle the same can be done with the more complex shaped like the 3D ball, but as this is already solved in Using Beamer bullets in poster it's easier to borrow the code there

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}

\usepackage{tikz}

\newcommand{\colouredcircle}{%
\tikz{\useasboundingbox (-0.2em,-0.32em) rectangle(0.2em,0.32em);
\renewcommand{\labelitemi}{\colouredcircle}

\begin{document}
\begin{itemize}
\item Item-1
\item Item-2
\end{itemize}
\end{document}


• @Zarko I understood the images to visualize which bullets he wants and see no indicator that he wants to combine them in a single document. But based on previous questions you are probably right. – user36296 Aug 26 '16 at 10:23
• I like to discourage OP to doing this already in my answer, however, seems that he persist in his attention :-( Not because this is difficult to achieve (you show that this is quit easy), but the obtained result (to my opinion) will look strange and ugly. – Zarko Aug 26 '16 at 10:35
• @ibrahimkbd It does not work because you have to copy the definition of \beamer@usesphere{item projected}{bigsphere} etc. too. Otherwise that's just an undefined command. – user36296 Aug 26 '16 at 13:18
• @ibrahimkbd With the rule from beamer, controlling the size is easy :) – user36296 Aug 26 '16 at 15:02
• @ibrahimkbd I did that a few seconds ago. – user36296 Aug 26 '16 at 15:05