how can I correct a distorted list of bullet symbols within MS Word 2013?

Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

            I recently scanned a document which contained a bullet list using Adobe Acrobat XI Professional and saved it as a word document using the option of Word 97 - 2003.  I opened it using MS Word 2013 for editing purposes.  Upon opening the document, I did notice the bullet symbols were distorted and changed which brings me to the point of this question. How can I use MS Word 2013 to change the distorted bullet symbols to the desired correct ones?

            Thank you

            George
GMartinAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
When I see this, the easiest way is to highlight the list of bullets, set Style to Normal which eliminates the bullets, and then (still highlighted) add Bullets of your choice with the Bullet Icon. This will work fine.
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi John,

           Thank you for your suggestions.  Upon trying this out, 2 things were noticed.  First, I do not see an option for Normal.  Perhaps you mean None.  Secondly, when I highlight the distorted bullet symbol, select None, and when the desired bullet is selected, the corrected one along with the distorted one appear.  Additionally, the bullet and corresponding text get moved over to the right quite a bit.

           George
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You need to clear the style before trying to add or change distorted bullets.

Highlight the text, then Style in under the ABC style icons. The first style may be Normal. Try that. Then bullet.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also, it could be the distorted things are not bullets or do not respond to Normal styling. If that is the case, you would have to edit the lines manually.
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
since you are using a scanned document, my feeling is that the 'bullets' may have, in fact, been scanned as images.

you may find that the only solution is to remove them one by one and then use Word formatting to get the 'bullets' to the desired format
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi John and Paul,

          I never could really correct this.  However, I was able to work around it by removing the distorted bullets and starting over.  It was more work than I originally envisioned, but, the problem is now solved.

          George
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
yes - if you removed the scanned "bullets" one by one, then it must have been quite a job.

in fact, it is quite a struggle to convert a pdf document to Word, there are always small issues that prevent you from getting a correct document
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