13 Replies Latest reply on Aug 21, 2014 4:34 AM by Obi-wan Kenobi

    Numbered lists nested in bulleted lists


      I had to create this:

      Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 4.04.07 PM.png

      First level items with check boxes are set up as a bulleted list with a Wingding font square shape for the bullet.

      Second level items (a., b., c., so on) are a numbered list set up as level 2. (Both use paragraph styles and default list)

      Regardless of having checked "Restart numbers at this level after" for the second level, the second level letters would not restart. (The lettering would start with "c" at "Organizing materials" where I wanted it to restart with "a" as pictured)

      It seems InDesign will not recognize a bulleted list as part of an outline...


      To fix this, I changed the first level list to a numbered list. I assigned just a typical numbering style (1, 2, 3, etc.) but gave it a character style that made it white so the numbers can't be seen. Then I had to draw the checkboxes with the shape tool and align them with the text.


      Is there a better way I could have done this?