Advanced text with bullets

23/06/2008

Lists with bullets can be mixed and matched with plain text within the same text frame using {brackets} or even made [optional] in web-to-print templates.

Markup example

Object name: Header;Intro;Features;Description

{Header}
[{Intro text
}

  • [{Feature 1
  • Feature 2
  • Feature 3}

{Detailed description

}

Explanation

Enclose bulleted text in {brackets} spanning multiple lines, if needed. Placing a [square bracket at the beginning will remove all bullets if no input is provided.

Caveats

There must be an empty paragraph after bullets and the immediately following field if you use [square bracket at the beginning of the bulleted list.

There must be an empty paragraph before the bulleted list if the preceding text block is optional (when you use a [square bracket at the beginning of it).

Bullets may get unwanted indentation with some symbols, but not the other if you use non-default styles.

Visual examples

These previews were produced using the example above with variations in user input. The paragraph frame was aligned vertical-center.


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