have a text field with skills separated by commas (actually this is copied and pasted right out of a Quark document and looks like this)
advancing their paddle stroke on front, back and side swimming 30 feet independently and 25 yards with an I.F.D. At this level rhythmic side breathing and breaststroke will be introduced. Students will learn to glide, swim underwater, do knee dives, jump from the side and swim back independently or with minimal assistance and continue learning safety skills.
I want to be able to output the comma separated text as bullets so it would look like this:
advancing their paddle stroke on front
b ack and side swimming 30 feet independently and 25 yards with an I.F.D
rhythmic side breathing and breaststroke will be introduced
Students will learn to glide, swim underwater, do knee dives, jump from the side and swim back independently or with minimal assistance and continue learning safety skills

I can achieve this if if manually go in and put
* and
elements in the mysql textfield but it seems that there should be another way to do this.