5 Replies Latest reply on May 1, 2007 6:10 AM by nine doors

    bullet and numbered lists indent

    nine doors Level 1
      Hi
      I am using RH HTML x5.01 to produce webhelp. In RH HTML, the bulleted and numbered lists are automatically indented from the left (even though the left margin for the bullet style is 0) and I want to align the lists with the left margin in the body text .

      This topic was covered previously in this forum (in General Discussion - "List indentation" Created On 12/07/2004 10:30:22 AM ); however, when I click the link to the post that answered the question, it says something like "Error, object not found".

      If someone knows the answer or can point me to the post that originally answered question, that would be great.
      thank you
      Nadine
        • 1. Re: bullet and numbered lists indent
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
          The link is probably to an even older thread that has been wiped. Can you please create a link to the post with the faulty link? Perhaps that will enable someone to help.

          Otherwise you need to experiment with the UL and LI tags but remember the LI tag also applies to items in a numbered list.

          Take a look at http://www.w3schools.com

          • 2. Re: bullet and numbered lists indent
            nine doors Level 1

            Hi
            Here is the original topic:
            http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/webforums/forum/messageview.cfm?forumid=65&catid=447&threadid =930808&arctab=arc&highlight_key=y&keyword1=list%20indentation

            I am working in RH HTML using bullet and numbered styles. I am not familiar with coding a CSS - yet.

            thx
            Nadine
            • 3. Re: bullet and numbered lists indent
              Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
              If you are not familiar with CSS, it is going to be a bit tricky.

              The OL tag controls the overall appearance of a numbered list. OL stands for Ordered List.

              The UL tag controls the overall appearance of a bulleted list. UL stands for Unordered List.

              LI controls the appearance of List Items and applies to both types of list which can make getting the list you want a little difficult at times. You may make a change that gets the bullets and numbers aligned but then find the text in the two list types is no longer aligned. That may or may not bother you. Also watch out in numbered lists. Get it perfectly aligned to the left margin and the first nine items will be OK, get to number 10 and the 1 might be too far left. It's trial and error.

              You need to visit the link I gave you where you will find out how style sheets work. Then create a new project and use that to learn with rather than messing with your main project.

              • 4. Re: bullet and numbered lists indent
                MergeThis Level 4
                CSS 3 uses contextual/descendant selectors, which are supported in the IE 5.5 & 6, Mozilla 1.7, Opera 7.5, and Safari 1.2 browsers. descendant means an element that is a child, grandchild, etc. of another element (that is, an element nested within an outer element ).

                Therefore, you can separately adjust the LI tags for the UL and OL tags in your CSS file as in the attached code. Note that I'm showing the same values for margins and paddings; you'd have to experiment with these for your particular needs, as Peter implied.

                Of course, those styles can be superceded by additional classes in the CSS or specific styling in individual topics. For instance, to set up a different look for the last list item in an unnumbered list, see the attached code.

                See the w3schools link that Peter provided; better yet, get yourself a good CSS book. Keep in mind the following about Cascading Style Sheets:

                Styles in the CSS are superceded by
                Styles in the HEAD section of topics, which are superceded by
                Styles at the elements inside the BODY section of topics.


                Good luck,
                Leon

                • 5. Re: bullet and numbered lists indent
                  nine doors Level 1
                  Thanks Peter and Leon. I really appreciate the time you take and the great information.
                  I need to learn some CSS!