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Why does the indentation of my numbered list change at 10?

Mar 17, 2013 5:39 PM

Tags: #indent #numbered_list #cs_6 #left_indent #first_line_indent

I created a numbered list in InDesign CS6. The left indent is 0.1875 in and the first line indent is -0.875, so that all of the lines are aligned.

The numbered list looks fine until I reach 10. For 10, 11, 12, etc, the first line is indented an extra .25 in, but all the other lines are still indented 0.1875 in. The numbered list looks something like this:


  1. sdfds
  2. dsfsd
  3. dsfsdf
  4. dsfsdf
  5. sdfsd
  6. sdfdsf
  7. dsfsdf
  8. dsfsdf
  9. sdfsd
  10.     sdfd
  11.     sdfasd


Any ideas?



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    Mar 17, 2013 5:41 PM   in reply to BiancaWriter

    I'd check "show hidden characters" to get a better idea of what's going on there.  Alternatively, you could just put tabs after the numbers and set all the text to line up to the tab.

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    Mar 17, 2013 11:01 PM   in reply to BiancaWriter

    Soounds to me like two didgits plus wahtever you have following them is wider than the first set tab, so it moves to the second tab to start the text.

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