4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 21, 2012 10:45 PM by Manish-Sharma

    Split Columns Within a List

    Dylan Hamada

      Hello,

       

      I'm currently working on the questions page for a math textbook and have run into an impasse.

       

      I'm trying to place a numbered list (which is a 3-split column) within another numbered list. However, I don't know how to do this. I'm attaching a screenshot.

       

      Please note Questions 1-6. I am aiming to have the alphabetically numbered list sit on the same line as the numbered list. Both use paragraph styles which contain a list element, and not manual formatting with tabs, spaces, etc.

       

      split_column_within_list.jpg

       

      I appreciate any help.

       

      Thank you.

        • 1. Re: Split Columns Within a List
          Manish-Sharma Employee Moderator

          There could be other techiniques as well but this how I did :-

           

          Define 2 paragraph style :-

           

          Paraghraph style 1 :- Under the "Bullet and numbering" section, have the Numerir Numbering at Level 1.

                                         Define the formatting you want for the Question 7, 8 and 9.

                                         Also, under "Indent and spacing" define "Space After" value.  --- This will bring the gap in the Numeric and Alphabetical section also gap between the paragraph.

           

          Paragraph style 2 :-  Under the "Bullet and numbering" section to have the Numeric Numbering at Level 2 , change the format to have "a,b,c,d"

                                         Define the formatting of text as you want to appear for the number in these options.

                                         Under "Span Column" , Define "Split column" , Sub Column" value to be 3 and specify the gutter space and other settings as required.

                                       

           

          When you want to use the Numeric numbering , say for Question 1 , 2 , 7 , 8 and 9 use the Paragraph style 1.

          Then Switch to Paragraph Style 2 and type the numbers, (no need to type the alphabet for bulleting, they will be automatically added)

          After you have typed the Third number set Ex:- C) 23,235 , press "Num Enter"(Enter key on Num Pad) for Column break , this will move the content to the next split column.

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          • 2. Re: Split Columns Within a List
            Dylan Hamada Level 1

            Hi Manish,

             

            Thanks for your quick reply!

             

            I tried your suggestion. The problem is, though, that I can only reduce the "Space After" value for Paragraph Style 1 to 0, which still doesn't bring the two lines (Paragraph Style 1 on top, Paragraph Style 2 on bottom) to the same line.

             

            I found a work-around just now. If I adjust the baseline shift to a higher value for Paragraph Style 2, it will move it vertically higher.

             

            If anyone has a more "proper" fix, please let me know.

             

            Thanks again, Manish!

            • 3. Re: Split Columns Within a List
              Dylan Hamada Level 1

              After using my quick fix above, I've realized it leads to more work. Because I adjust one line's baseline, the line below that one must be adjusted to a greater degree, and the one below that, to an even greater degree, etc.

               

              I'm stuck. Anyone have any ideas?

              • 4. Re: Split Columns Within a List
                Manish-Sharma Employee Moderator

                The problem is, though, that I can only reduce the "Space After" value for Paragraph Style 1 to 0, which still doesn't bring the two lines (Paragraph Style 1 on top, Paragraph Style 2 on bottom) to the same line.

                This statement has bit confused me.......

                 

                As per the screen shot you provided in the OP the numbered list should look like :-

                 

                1.   --->(Paragraph style 1 applied)

                 

                    a) 23,325                                             d) 665,987     -->(Paragraph style 2 applied to all)

                     b) 34,980                                             e) 678,879

                     c) 64,765 (Num Pad enter)                    f) 32,768

                 

                The 1.(Paragraph style 1) has been defined as the level 1 numbered list which make it more align to the left edge of the page however the alphabetic list (Paragraph style 2) has been defined as level 2 because of which it has moved it towards the right a bit.

                 

                So, would appreciate if you could provide the screen shot of end result and what exactky you are looking for, so that I can help you.