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Unread 14-02-2008, 11:01 AM   #1
Eric Jmail
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line wrap in bullet list

looking for an easy way to get bullet list itmes that are more than one line
to wrap next lines under the text, instead of out at the margin

ex/ wanted
> first item, there is a bunch of words then a

new line then more words, words words words
then new line
> next bullet list item


ex/ default (unwanted behavior)
> first item, there is a bunch of words then a

new line then more words, words words words
then a new line
> next bullet item


personally, i find this default behavior makes for a visually crappy
presentation that is also hard to read.
 
Unread 14-02-2008, 11:02 AM   #2
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Re: line wrap in bullet list

You need a hanging indent. If you apply a bullet using the Bullets button in
Word, you will get that automatically. Another approach is to use one of the
List Bullet styles (you can apply the top-level List Bullet using
Ctrl+Shift+L). Or you can use a List style (which also has a built-in
hanging indent) and type your own bullet or number manually. Or you can
apply a hanging indent to the current paragraph (Format | Paragraph:
Special: Hanging or use the ruler to drag the Hanging Indent marker).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Eric Jmail" <Eric Jmail@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news6DF0469-1637-4D4B-BC72-17758E91E55E@microsoft.com...
> looking for an easy way to get bullet list itmes that are more than one
> line
> to wrap next lines under the text, instead of out at the margin
>
> ex/ wanted
> > first item, there is a bunch of words then a

> new line then more words, words words words
> then new line
> > next bullet list item

>
> ex/ default (unwanted behavior)
> > first item, there is a bunch of words then a

> new line then more words, words words words
> then a new line
> > next bullet item

>
> personally, i find this default behavior makes for a visually crappy
> presentation that is also hard to read.
>



 
Unread 14-02-2008, 11:02 AM   #3
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Posts: n/a
Re: line wrap in bullet list

You need a hanging indent. If you apply a bullet using the Bullets button in
Word, you will get that automatically. Another approach is to use one of the
List Bullet styles (you can apply the top-level List Bullet using
Ctrl+Shift+L). Or you can use a List style (which also has a built-in
hanging indent) and type your own bullet or number manually. Or you can
apply a hanging indent to the current paragraph (Format | Paragraph:
Special: Hanging or use the ruler to drag the Hanging Indent marker).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Eric Jmail" <Eric Jmail@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news6DF0469-1637-4D4B-BC72-17758E91E55E@microsoft.com...
> looking for an easy way to get bullet list itmes that are more than one
> line
> to wrap next lines under the text, instead of out at the margin
>
> ex/ wanted
> > first item, there is a bunch of words then a

> new line then more words, words words words
> then new line
> > next bullet list item

>
> ex/ default (unwanted behavior)
> > first item, there is a bunch of words then a

> new line then more words, words words words
> then a new line
> > next bullet item

>
> personally, i find this default behavior makes for a visually crappy
> presentation that is also hard to read.
>



 
Unread 14-02-2008, 11:02 AM   #4
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: line wrap in bullet list

You need a hanging indent. If you apply a bullet using the Bullets button in
Word, you will get that automatically. Another approach is to use one of the
List Bullet styles (you can apply the top-level List Bullet using
Ctrl+Shift+L). Or you can use a List style (which also has a built-in
hanging indent) and type your own bullet or number manually. Or you can
apply a hanging indent to the current paragraph (Format | Paragraph:
Special: Hanging or use the ruler to drag the Hanging Indent marker).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Eric Jmail" <Eric Jmail@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news6DF0469-1637-4D4B-BC72-17758E91E55E@microsoft.com...
> looking for an easy way to get bullet list itmes that are more than one
> line
> to wrap next lines under the text, instead of out at the margin
>
> ex/ wanted
> > first item, there is a bunch of words then a

> new line then more words, words words words
> then new line
> > next bullet list item

>
> ex/ default (unwanted behavior)
> > first item, there is a bunch of words then a

> new line then more words, words words words
> then a new line
> > next bullet item

>
> personally, i find this default behavior makes for a visually crappy
> presentation that is also hard to read.
>



 
Unread 14-02-2008, 11:03 AM   #5
grammatim
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Re: numbered line wrap in bullet list

Problem: Stefan showed me how to do subnumbering within a numbered
list (inserting a ListNum field tied to Level 2 numbering), but there
doesn't seem to be any way to both have the subnumber align at the tab
stop, and the carryovers to indent farther in -- if I move the Hanging
Indent marker rightward, it overrides the tab position for the
subnumber.

What I want is

(29) a. text text text text
more text
b. test text text text
more text

but what I get is either

(29) a. text text text text
more text
b. text text text text
more text

or

(29) a. text text text text
more text
b. text text text text
more text

I adjusted all sorts of settings within Styles > Format > Numbering.

On Dec 26, 5:19*pm, "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnh...@mvps.org> wrote:
> You need a hanging indent. If you apply a bullet using the Bullets button in
> Word, you will get that automatically. Another approach is to use one of the
> List Bullet styles (you can apply the top-level List Bullet using
> Ctrl+Shift+L). Or you can use a List style (which also has a built-in
> hanging indent) and type your own bullet or number manually. Or you can
> apply a hanging indent to the current paragraph (Format | Paragraph:
> Special: Hanging or use the ruler to drag the Hanging Indent marker).
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>
> "Eric Jmail" <Eric Jm...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in messagenews6DF0469-1637-4D4B-BC72-17758E91E55E@microsoft.com...
>
>
>
> > looking for an easy way to get bullet list itmes that are more than one
> > line
> > to wrap next lines under the text, instead of out at the margin

>
> > ex/ wanted
> > * > * first item, there is a bunch of words then a
> > * * * *new line then more words, words words words
> > * * * *then new line
> > * > * next bullet list item

>
> > ex/ default (unwanted behavior)
> > * *> first item, there is a bunch of words then a
> > new line then more words, words words words
> > then a new line
> > * *> next bullet item

>
> > personally, i find this default behavior makes for a visually crappy
> > presentation that is also hard to read.- Hide quoted text -

>
> - Show quoted text -


 
Unread 14-02-2008, 11:03 AM   #6
grammatim
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Posts: n/a
Re: numbered line wrap in bullet list

Problem: Stefan showed me how to do subnumbering within a numbered
list (inserting a ListNum field tied to Level 2 numbering), but there
doesn't seem to be any way to both have the subnumber align at the tab
stop, and the carryovers to indent farther in -- if I move the Hanging
Indent marker rightward, it overrides the tab position for the
subnumber.

What I want is

(29) a. text text text text
more text
b. test text text text
more text

but what I get is either

(29) a. text text text text
more text
b. text text text text
more text

or

(29) a. text text text text
more text
b. text text text text
more text

I adjusted all sorts of settings within Styles > Format > Numbering.

On Dec 26, 5:19*pm, "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnh...@mvps.org> wrote:
> You need a hanging indent. If you apply a bullet using the Bullets button in
> Word, you will get that automatically. Another approach is to use one of the
> List Bullet styles (you can apply the top-level List Bullet using
> Ctrl+Shift+L). Or you can use a List style (which also has a built-in
> hanging indent) and type your own bullet or number manually. Or you can
> apply a hanging indent to the current paragraph (Format | Paragraph:
> Special: Hanging or use the ruler to drag the Hanging Indent marker).
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>
> "Eric Jmail" <Eric Jm...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in messagenews6DF0469-1637-4D4B-BC72-17758E91E55E@microsoft.com...
>
>
>
> > looking for an easy way to get bullet list itmes that are more than one
> > line
> > to wrap next lines under the text, instead of out at the margin

>
> > ex/ wanted
> > * > * first item, there is a bunch of words then a
> > * * * *new line then more words, words words words
> > * * * *then new line
> > * > * next bullet list item

>
> > ex/ default (unwanted behavior)
> > * *> first item, there is a bunch of words then a
> > new line then more words, words words words
> > then a new line
> > * *> next bullet item

>
> > personally, i find this default behavior makes for a visually crappy
> > presentation that is also hard to read.- Hide quoted text -

>
> - Show quoted text -


 
Unread 14-02-2008, 11:03 AM   #7
grammatim
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: numbered line wrap in bullet list

Problem: Stefan showed me how to do subnumbering within a numbered
list (inserting a ListNum field tied to Level 2 numbering), but there
doesn't seem to be any way to both have the subnumber align at the tab
stop, and the carryovers to indent farther in -- if I move the Hanging
Indent marker rightward, it overrides the tab position for the
subnumber.

What I want is

(29) a. text text text text
more text
b. test text text text
more text

but what I get is either

(29) a. text text text text
more text
b. text text text text
more text

or

(29) a. text text text text
more text
b. text text text text
more text

I adjusted all sorts of settings within Styles > Format > Numbering.

On Dec 26, 5:19*pm, "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnh...@mvps.org> wrote:
> You need a hanging indent. If you apply a bullet using the Bullets button in
> Word, you will get that automatically. Another approach is to use one of the
> List Bullet styles (you can apply the top-level List Bullet using
> Ctrl+Shift+L). Or you can use a List style (which also has a built-in
> hanging indent) and type your own bullet or number manually. Or you can
> apply a hanging indent to the current paragraph (Format | Paragraph:
> Special: Hanging or use the ruler to drag the Hanging Indent marker).
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>
> "Eric Jmail" <Eric Jm...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in messagenews6DF0469-1637-4D4B-BC72-17758E91E55E@microsoft.com...
>
>
>
> > looking for an easy way to get bullet list itmes that are more than one
> > line
> > to wrap next lines under the text, instead of out at the margin

>
> > ex/ wanted
> > * > * first item, there is a bunch of words then a
> > * * * *new line then more words, words words words
> > * * * *then new line
> > * > * next bullet list item

>
> > ex/ default (unwanted behavior)
> > * *> first item, there is a bunch of words then a
> > new line then more words, words words words
> > then a new line
> > * *> next bullet item

>
> > personally, i find this default behavior makes for a visually crappy
> > presentation that is also hard to read.- Hide quoted text -

>
> - Show quoted text -


 
Unread 14-02-2008, 11:03 AM   #8
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: numbered line wrap in bullet list

You can set an additional left-aligned tab stop to the left of the hanging
indent position.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"grammatim" <grammatim@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:1bf13b97-5e75-490e-bfc2-4de9addb1dee@a35g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
Problem: Stefan showed me how to do subnumbering within a numbered
list (inserting a ListNum field tied to Level 2 numbering), but there
doesn't seem to be any way to both have the subnumber align at the tab
stop, and the carryovers to indent farther in -- if I move the Hanging
Indent marker rightward, it overrides the tab position for the
subnumber.

What I want is

(29) a. text text text text
more text
b. test text text text
more text

but what I get is either

(29) a. text text text text
more text
b. text text text text
more text

or

(29) a. text text text text
more text
b. text text text text
more text

I adjusted all sorts of settings within Styles > Format > Numbering.

On Dec 26, 5:19 pm, "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnh...@mvps.org> wrote:
> You need a hanging indent. If you apply a bullet using the Bullets button
> in
> Word, you will get that automatically. Another approach is to use one of
> the
> List Bullet styles (you can apply the top-level List Bullet using
> Ctrl+Shift+L). Or you can use a List style (which also has a built-in
> hanging indent) and type your own bullet or number manually. Or you can
> apply a hanging indent to the current paragraph (Format | Paragraph:
> Special: Hanging or use the ruler to drag the Hanging Indent marker).
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>
> "Eric Jmail" <Eric Jm...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> messagenews6DF0469-1637-4D4B-BC72-17758E91E55E@microsoft.com...
>
>
>
> > looking for an easy way to get bullet list itmes that are more than one
> > line
> > to wrap next lines under the text, instead of out at the margin

>
> > ex/ wanted
> > > first item, there is a bunch of words then a

> > new line then more words, words words words
> > then new line
> > > next bullet list item

>
> > ex/ default (unwanted behavior)
> > > first item, there is a bunch of words then a

> > new line then more words, words words words
> > then a new line
> > > next bullet item

>
> > personally, i find this default behavior makes for a visually crappy
> > presentation that is also hard to read.- Hide quoted text -

>
> - Show quoted text -



 
Unread 14-02-2008, 11:03 AM   #9
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: numbered line wrap in bullet list

You can set an additional left-aligned tab stop to the left of the hanging
indent position.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"grammatim" <grammatim@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:1bf13b97-5e75-490e-bfc2-4de9addb1dee@a35g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
Problem: Stefan showed me how to do subnumbering within a numbered
list (inserting a ListNum field tied to Level 2 numbering), but there
doesn't seem to be any way to both have the subnumber align at the tab
stop, and the carryovers to indent farther in -- if I move the Hanging
Indent marker rightward, it overrides the tab position for the
subnumber.

What I want is

(29) a. text text text text
more text
b. test text text text
more text

but what I get is either

(29) a. text text text text
more text
b. text text text text
more text

or

(29) a. text text text text
more text
b. text text text text
more text

I adjusted all sorts of settings within Styles > Format > Numbering.

On Dec 26, 5:19 pm, "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnh...@mvps.org> wrote:
> You need a hanging indent. If you apply a bullet using the Bullets button
> in
> Word, you will get that automatically. Another approach is to use one of
> the
> List Bullet styles (you can apply the top-level List Bullet using
> Ctrl+Shift+L). Or you can use a List style (which also has a built-in
> hanging indent) and type your own bullet or number manually. Or you can
> apply a hanging indent to the current paragraph (Format | Paragraph:
> Special: Hanging or use the ruler to drag the Hanging Indent marker).
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>
> "Eric Jmail" <Eric Jm...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> messagenews6DF0469-1637-4D4B-BC72-17758E91E55E@microsoft.com...
>
>
>
> > looking for an easy way to get bullet list itmes that are more than one
> > line
> > to wrap next lines under the text, instead of out at the margin

>
> > ex/ wanted
> > > first item, there is a bunch of words then a

> > new line then more words, words words words
> > then new line
> > > next bullet list item

>
> > ex/ default (unwanted behavior)
> > > first item, there is a bunch of words then a

> > new line then more words, words words words
> > then a new line
> > > next bullet item

>
> > personally, i find this default behavior makes for a visually crappy
> > presentation that is also hard to read.- Hide quoted text -

>
> - Show quoted text -



 
Unread 14-02-2008, 11:03 AM   #10
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: numbered line wrap in bullet list

You can set an additional left-aligned tab stop to the left of the hanging
indent position.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"grammatim" <grammatim@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:1bf13b97-5e75-490e-bfc2-4de9addb1dee@a35g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
Problem: Stefan showed me how to do subnumbering within a numbered
list (inserting a ListNum field tied to Level 2 numbering), but there
doesn't seem to be any way to both have the subnumber align at the tab
stop, and the carryovers to indent farther in -- if I move the Hanging
Indent marker rightward, it overrides the tab position for the
subnumber.

What I want is

(29) a. text text text text
more text
b. test text text text
more text

but what I get is either

(29) a. text text text text
more text
b. text text text text
more text

or

(29) a. text text text text
more text
b. text text text text
more text

I adjusted all sorts of settings within Styles > Format > Numbering.

On Dec 26, 5:19 pm, "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnh...@mvps.org> wrote:
> You need a hanging indent. If you apply a bullet using the Bullets button
> in
> Word, you will get that automatically. Another approach is to use one of
> the
> List Bullet styles (you can apply the top-level List Bullet using
> Ctrl+Shift+L). Or you can use a List style (which also has a built-in
> hanging indent) and type your own bullet or number manually. Or you can
> apply a hanging indent to the current paragraph (Format | Paragraph:
> Special: Hanging or use the ruler to drag the Hanging Indent marker).
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>
> "Eric Jmail" <Eric Jm...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> messagenews6DF0469-1637-4D4B-BC72-17758E91E55E@microsoft.com...
>
>
>
> > looking for an easy way to get bullet list itmes that are more than one
> > line
> > to wrap next lines under the text, instead of out at the margin

>
> > ex/ wanted
> > > first item, there is a bunch of words then a

> > new line then more words, words words words
> > then new line
> > > next bullet list item

>
> > ex/ default (unwanted behavior)
> > > first item, there is a bunch of words then a

> > new line then more words, words words words
> > then a new line
> > > next bullet item

>
> > personally, i find this default behavior makes for a visually crappy
> > presentation that is also hard to read.- Hide quoted text -

>
> - Show quoted text -



 
 

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