It's been a while since my last InDesign Script..
I'm running a script that operates like this;
So far so good...
Until now, there's been no need for formatting of text, values have only been type "name", "price" etc..
Now, we have a description field, where the customer want from 2-3 lines with bullets as a product description.
This information is typically given as;
<productInfo>#informationline 1 #informationline 2 #informationline 3</productInfo>
I can easily convert the # to whatever I want/need to make this work with a search and replace, that's not the problem..
The problem is;
How do I feed InDesign this in a way that makes InDesign create a nice bulletted list in the textframe?
(I've tried • and Ü but these only creates bullets, and no indent on line 2..)
I've had the following results, depending on what I've tried;
- no bullets
- bullet on line 1, indent on line 2 (no bullet)
- bullet on line 1, indent and bullet on line 2
- bullets on both line, but no indent if bulleted line span across two lines..
(a) (The Good Way) Create a paragraph style for your bulleted list and apply that in your Search/Replace.
(b) (The Bad/Easy Way) Replace with "^8^t^i" -- bullet, tab, Indent To Here.