I suspect what you really want to do is apply a positive left indent to the entire paragraph, then a negative first line indent to move the first line back where it should be.
Thanks. this is definitely a work around. The only problem with this solution is that if a document has a ton of bullet levels, the designer has to perform and keep up a ton of math in order to do proper levels. Which is cumbersome. At the same time time, the Indent To Here (ITH) command is so much more cleaner and efficient specially when it comes to visual alignment of the when "shape shifting bullets" are used.
In the above example, the ITH would create clean copy alignments thorought on all secondary line copy while the -/+ indents would not be able to remain consitent (unless the designer has to tweak every bullet with indent levels). That is, on the above example, the second lines on bullets ii and iii would be irregularly aligned.
So i take it one cannot input the ITH command onto the "Number Field". Hmmph. lol
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Never tried it. Using the indent to her means that your indents will not be consistent as the number of digits inthe number changes. Defining a paragraph style with hanging indents (that's what a negative first line indent is called) for each level of your list assures that the bodly of each bullet point is indented to the same position, regardless of the number of digits in the number. Another point, it's more common to use a tab after the number, set at the left indent value, rather than the en sapce you seem to be using. That keeps the start of the first line after the numbers consistent as well.
Yep. Applying ITH on the style number field does not work. Bummer.
Regarding your notes: I guess I should have mentioned that I was not looking for cosistency in the indentation of second lines accross all bullets. My goal was consitency of indentation on a per bullet basis. And agreed that hangin quotes method does achieves consitency accross. The only thing is that another setting has to also remain consistent (tabs)
Thanks for the help.