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This article help you setting numbered or bulleted list through '''[[Paragraph Style]]'''.
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This article helps you setting a numbered or bulleted list through '''[[Working_with_Story_Editor#Styles.2FParagraph_Styles|Paragraph styles]]'''.
  
 
Follow the instructions below:
 
Follow the instructions below:
  
You can put up a numbered or bulleted list with the help of Paragraph
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You can put up a numbered or bulleted list with the help of paragraph styles.
Styles.
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==Basic Numbering==
 
==Basic Numbering==
*For this you need a left tabulator between the bullet or the
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*For this you need a left tabulator between the bullet or the number (you can place any number of characters before the tab provided your column's width is enough) and the text.  
number (you can place any number of characters before the tab
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*At the bottom of the ''Edit Paragraph Style'' palette there are 3 fields. Create a left tab position at 2 picas. Then go the the ''Indent'' field and enter a value of 2 picas. For ''First'' Line put a negative value of -2 picas.<br />Of course you can use other values if you find the gap between the bullet or number too wide or too narrow. Just try it!  
provided your column's width) and the text.  
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*Set your other values for font, size, above, below, etc. Then, ''Save'', ''OK''. Apply the style and voilà!
*At the bottom of the Edit Paragraph Style there are 3 fields. Create a left tab position at 2
 
picas. Then go the the Indent field and enter a value of 2 picas. For
 
First Line put a negative value of -2 picas.  
 
:Of course you can use other values if you find the gap between the bullet or number too wide or too narrow. Just try it!  
 
*Set your other values for font, size, above, below, etc. Then, Save, OK. Apply the Style and voilà!
 
  
For bullets, you will then have to change the text font of the bullet
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For bullets, you will then have to change the text font of the bullet to something else (Regular Dingbats for instance). Do this through the '''Edit>Search/Replace''' menu. Provided you have used a unique glyph (or combination of) for your bullets, this will take seconds. You will even be able to adjust the type size of the bullet through that
to something else (Regular Dingbats for instance). Do this through
 
the '''Edit>Search/Replace''' menu. Provided you have used a unique glyph
 
(or combination of) for your bullets, this will take seconds. You
 
will even be able to adjust the type size of the bullet through that
 
 
dialog.
 
dialog.
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==Extend==
 
==Extend==
Using the same technique, you will be able to achieve lists with
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Using the same technique, you will be able to achieve lists with tremendous control. If another hierarchic level is needed, just increase the ''Indent'' and the ''Tab'' position, leaving the -2 picas value
tremendous control. If another hierarchic level is needed, just
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for the ''First line'' to get a consistent spacing.
increase the Indent and the Tab position, leaving the -2 picas value
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for the First line to get a consistant spacing.
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==Video==
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You can find [[Scribus_Video_Tutorials#Creating_bullet_lists|here]] a video tutorial demonstrating how to create a bulleted list.
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==Script==
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[[Bullets_and_numbered_lists|This page]] describes a script for automatic creation of bulleted and numbered lists.
  
 
==Other Way==
 
==Other Way==
  
 
Clone the textbox need to be numbered/bulleted just having numbers/bullets and then align with original.
 
Clone the textbox need to be numbered/bulleted just having numbers/bullets and then align with original.

Revision as of 22:08, 19 March 2011

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This article helps you setting a numbered or bulleted list through Paragraph styles.

Follow the instructions below:

You can put up a numbered or bulleted list with the help of paragraph styles.

Basic Numbering

  • For this you need a left tabulator between the bullet or the number (you can place any number of characters before the tab provided your column's width is enough) and the text.
  • At the bottom of the Edit Paragraph Style palette there are 3 fields. Create a left tab position at 2 picas. Then go the the Indent field and enter a value of 2 picas. For First Line put a negative value of -2 picas.
    Of course you can use other values if you find the gap between the bullet or number too wide or too narrow. Just try it!
  • Set your other values for font, size, above, below, etc. Then, Save, OK. Apply the style and voilà!

For bullets, you will then have to change the text font of the bullet to something else (Regular Dingbats for instance). Do this through the Edit>Search/Replace menu. Provided you have used a unique glyph (or combination of) for your bullets, this will take seconds. You will even be able to adjust the type size of the bullet through that dialog.

Extend

Using the same technique, you will be able to achieve lists with tremendous control. If another hierarchic level is needed, just increase the Indent and the Tab position, leaving the -2 picas value for the First line to get a consistent spacing.

Video

You can find here a video tutorial demonstrating how to create a bulleted list.

Script

This page describes a script for automatic creation of bulleted and numbered lists.

Other Way

Clone the textbox need to be numbered/bulleted just having numbers/bullets and then align with original.