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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.
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!
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?
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.