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Aligning Nos. in a numbered list

Aug 5, 2009 7:32 AM

Good morning,

I have been trying to set up a numbered list so that the numbers align decimally, that is, so that 1 thru 9 will indent a figure space and will align with the 0 in 10 (or the second 1 in eleven). If I remember correctly you could do this in Ventura by making the number fr with an in from right setting. Can't figure out how to do it in ID CS4. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 

Jon

 
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    Aug 5, 2009 8:11 AM   in reply to jaal

    You need to add a decimal or left-aligned tab to the style and insert a tab before the number. You can add the tab as part of the numbering style.

     
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    Aug 5, 2009 8:21 AM   in reply to Scott Falkner

    Scott,

     

    I can never get this to work right in the Bullets and Numbering dialog box. I choose 'Right' Alignment but the number doesn't align right. Is this a bug?

     
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    Aug 5, 2009 8:28 AM   in reply to jaal

    Jon,

     

    He probably means do it the old tabs method and not use the Bullets and Numbers selection from the Paragraph fly-out menu. I can't get this to work in CS4 Windows either.

     
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    Aug 5, 2009 8:48 AM   in reply to Mark Hebert

    It does work in CS4.  If you have the Bullet or Number position aligned to the right, but they're not lining up -- just increase the First Line Indent by increments until they do.

     

    Hope that helps.

     
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    Aug 5, 2009 8:49 AM   in reply to Mark Hebert

    Everything you always wanted to know about numbered lists is here: http://blogs.adobe.com/indesigndocs/2009/04/numbered_lists_part_i_outl ines.html

     

    Peter

     
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    Aug 5, 2009 8:58 AM   in reply to Peter Kahrel

    Phyllis,

     

    THAT WORKS!

     

    To bad there is no mention of that anywhere in the documentation.

     

    Thanks.

     
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    Aug 5, 2009 9:04 AM   in reply to Mark Hebert

    Yay! Glad I could help! :-)

     
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    Aug 5, 2009 11:34 AM   in reply to jaal

    This may be the old-fashioned way to do it but here's how I make them line up. Put a 1 in front of the digits 1 through 9 and color it None.

     
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  • Bob Bringhurst
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    Aug 6, 2009 8:07 AM   in reply to Mark Hebert

    Mark - I'll make this more explicit in the documentation.

     
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