# Trouble with bullet points with a mind of their own

Here's what's going on:

Halfway through two slides, bullet points start acting funky about halfway through the list.  The third bullet point pulls the fourth one with it.  And then the fourth one comes in again and pulls the fifth one with it.  And then the fifth one comes in again on its own. (The last bullet.) I'm using the grow animation, so it's really noticeable.

I've tried removing the animation and reapplying.  And switching to the fade in animation.

Any ideas?

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I've tried reimporting one of the slides and building from scratch, but no dice.  And I've tried rebuilding the slide form scratch in PPT, but that didn't work either.  Whatever is going on, it seems to be on Storyline's end.

I have seen this happen with content that is imported from ppt and then animated.  I have both re-created the text object from scratch in Storyline, or break the bullet points into separate text boxes and sequence them separately.  It is not clear to me why it happens, but once a text box does this, I can spend much less time separating the elements rather than trying to "fix" it.

Hi Chance,

I'd agree with Paul's suggestion to create them in separate text boxes, as you have a bit more control over the animation and entrance that way. If you need additional help please let us know.