7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 11, 2009 6:11 AM by SABU66

    Changing the format of bullets

    SABU66 Level 1

      Hi,

       

      No matter what I try, I can't change the format of my second tier bullet points. Does anyone know if the Styles > Bullets and Numbering options ever work and how? I just want to indent the second tier of bullets and give them a hollow circle, so that they're identical with my FM manual but so far I can't indent the bullets and they remain solid black bullets. Thanks in advance, S

        • 1. Re: Changing the format of bullets
          Willam van Weelden Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Hi,

           

          Can you post the html code and the css-code of the list you are having problems with?

           

          Greets,

           

          Willam

          • 2. Re: Changing the format of bullets
            SABU66 Level 1

            Hi, I've noticed that it looks correct in the 'Design' view within RoboHelp but not so in the browser. Thanks, S.

             

            The HTML is:

             

            <ul><li class=p-FM_Bulleted><p class=FM_Bulleted>Activity</p></li>
                <li class=p-Bullet2><p class=Bullet2>Escalator Up</p></li>
                <li class=p-Bullet2><p class=Bullet2>Escalator Down</p></li>
                <li class=p-Bullet2><p class=Bullet2>Stairs Up</p></li>
                <li class=p-Bullet2><p class=Bullet2>Stairs Down</p></li>
                <li class=p-Bullet2><p class=Bullet2>Waiting</p></li>
                <li class=p-Bullet2><p class=Bullet2>Delayed</p></li>
                <li class=p-Bullet2><p class=Bullet2>Walking</p></li>
                <li class=p-Bullet2><p class=Bullet2>Queuing</p></li>
                <li class=p-FM_Bulleted><p class=FM_Bulleted>Entity Type</p></li>
                <li class=p-FM_Bulleted><p class=FM_Bulleted>Final Destination</p></li>
                <li class=p-FM_Bulleted><p class=FM_Bulleted>Origin</p></li>
                <li class=p-FM_Bulleted><p class=FM_Bulleted>Target</p></li>
            </ul>

             

            The CSS code, I guess, is:

             

            P.Bullet2 {
                font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;
                font-size: 10pt;
                list-style: inside circle;
                text-indent: 0in;
                margin-left: 46pt;
            }


            LI.P-Bullet2 {
                font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;
                font-size: 10pt;
                list-style: inside circle;
                text-indent: 0in;

            }

            • 3. Re: Changing the format of bullets
              Willam van Weelden Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Hi,

               

              Replace the two styles with:

               

              P.Bullet2 {

                  font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;

                  font-size: 10pt;

                  text-indent: 0in;

              }

              LI.p-Bullet2 {

                  font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;

                  font-size: 10pt;

                  list-style-type: circle;

                  text-indent: 0in;

                  margin-left: 46pt;

              }

               

              Note that the style LI.P-Bullet2 is without a capital P. CSS is case sensitive (in some browsers) when using XHTML. I also moved the margin-left from the paragraph to the list item, otherwise you will have a bullet, and then an indented paragraph. I removed the inline declaration, because that causes problems for Firefox.

               

              Please note my earlier advice and use multi level lists.

               

              Greets,

               

              Willam

              • 4. Re: Changing the format of bullets
                SABU66 Level 1

                Thanks but that didn't really make much difference. I'm attaching a jpeg of how it looks. I'll keep struggling on.

                Cheers.

                • 5. Re: Changing the format of bullets
                  Willam van Weelden Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  Very strange... It works when I paste your list in a new file...

                  Try creating a multi-level list:

                   

                  <ul><li class=p-FM_Bulleted><p class=FM_Bulleted>Activity</p>

                        <ul>

                      <li class=p-Bullet2><p class=Bullet2>Escalator Up</p></li>

                      <li class=p-Bullet2><p class=Bullet2>Escalator Down</p></li>

                      <li class=p-Bullet2><p class=Bullet2>Stairs Up</p></li>

                      <li class=p-Bullet2><p class=Bullet2>Stairs Down</p></li>

                      <li class=p-Bullet2><p class=Bullet2>Waiting</p></li>

                      <li class=p-Bullet2><p class=Bullet2>Delayed</p></li>

                      <li class=p-Bullet2><p class=Bullet2>Walking</p></li>

                      <li class=p-Bullet2><p class=Bullet2>Queuing</p></li>

                        </ul></li>

                      <li class=p-FM_Bulleted><p class=FM_Bulleted>Entity Type</p></li>

                      <li class=p-FM_Bulleted><p class=FM_Bulleted>Final Destination</p></li>

                      <li class=p-FM_Bulleted><p class=FM_Bulleted>Origin</p></li>

                      <li class=p-FM_Bulleted><p class=FM_Bulleted>Target</p></li>

                  </ul>

                   

                  Greets,

                   

                  Willam

                  • 6. Re: Changing the format of bullets
                    SABU66 Level 1

                    Hi, nesting that second list worked nicely. Maybe I'm asking too much but I would have expected that to be handled automatically? It's a shame that my HTML changes are overwritten as soon as I change the FM files and regenerate the Help. I guess I'll just have to set aside time to go through all the many glitches twixt manual and Help and tweak the HTML manually? Thanks for your input, S.

                    • 7. Re: Changing the format of bullets
                      Willam van Weelden Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                      Hi,

                       

                      You are asking too much, since RoboHelp cannot perceive that you want multiple lists when you only check paragraphs. If you import those files from Framemaker, you may want to change the Framemaker styles to avoid these problems. I don’t work with framemaker, so I can't help you with that.

                       

                      Greets,

                       

                      Willam