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Bullets, Numbering & Lists

May 24, 2010 4:05 PM

I can't seem to find/figure out how to create bullets/number in Adobe Illustrator CS5.  Does anyone know how to do it or if it is even able to do that?

 

I would greatly appreciate any help.

 

Health, Happiness & Blessings!

 

Jami

Jami@takecontrolforlife.com

 
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    May 24, 2010 8:04 PM   in reply to JamiRN

    You cannot. Head to InDesign for that.

     
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    May 25, 2010 7:18 AM   in reply to CupertinoFruit

    Amen to that.

     

    Mylenium

     
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    May 26, 2010 7:14 AM   in reply to JamiRN

    Illustrator isn't really designed for doing elaborate list styles, etc. You can fake it in Illustrator, but I would highly advise using InDesign, especially seeing how you already downloaded the trial. It will work better for items you are trying to produce anyway.

     

    With that said, you can draw a text box, create a hanging indent, and format styles, bullets, etc. It takes a bit more work, though. The following sample image was created in that manner.

     

    AI_Lists.png

     
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    Apr 9, 2012 8:59 AM   in reply to JamiRN

    Absolutely can add bullets in Illustrator:

     

    if on a windows machine: hold down the alt key and press 0149 on the numeric keyboard (at the bottom right of tyour keyboard), when you release the alt key, a bullet should appear in your text.


    if using mac: use option + 8 to insert a common bullet.

     
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    Apr 18, 2012 7:29 AM   in reply to ScottishRoss

    Thank you ScottishRoss!! Have always used MACs. I am finding windows keyboard shorts a bit of a learning curve. (and more work)

     
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    Apr 18, 2012 7:52 AM   in reply to JamiRN

    There are a few ways to get bulletted list in Illustrator, my favorite is to use paragraph palete >> indent first line.

     

    Screen shot 2012-04-18 at 9.45.07 AM.png

    You need to use soft returns (Shift return)after for example "well", and then use standard hard returns after periods. For thsi font/size I set my First line left indent to -4 pt. There is no straightforward method as in InDesign, but after you use this method a few times, really not a big deal anymore.

     
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