Hi Frustrated Bob,
I think the problem stems from the fact that RH8 uses XML instead of HTML ( ? ). So bulleted lists have to be created in a specific way. I think I've read somewhere in a post that the bulleted list differences between RH8 and previous versions comes from the fact that RH8 uses XML.
Have you done searches in the forums to see what others have written about this? I know there have been some recent topics on it. You might want to try searching on "bulleted lists" and "paragraph style" - i know that just last week, i was trying to help someone figure out how to use an image as a bullet in RH8.
I'll take a look when i have a moment and post back if i find anything before you do.
I can't help but to notice you said "multi-level bulleted lists".
Does this mean you are trying to get the totally new to version 8 feature for dealing with Multiple Levels to work? Or are you referring instead to simple bulleted lists here?
Indeed the new feature they added can take some getting used to.
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I have successfully setup some multi-level lists for my team to use. Whilst it did take a little getting used to, once you understand how they are supposed to work they are a great leap forward. The key is ensuring everyone applies them the correct way.
Robo8 uses XHTML instead of HTML 4.01. The 'multi level' lists created in Robo7 may not work if you didn't build them the correct way (ie. Not using paragraphs to style a list). Using the RH8 Multi level lists is probably the easiest solutions, as long as you use it correct, like Colum said.
See this discussion: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/452971