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From karen nonnecke <knonne...@sympatico.ca>
Subject Re: please take me off this chatter
Date Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:13:23 GMT

On 2013-11-20, at 12:59 AM, Brian Barker wrote:

> At 22:20 19/11/2013 -0500, Julian Thomas wrote:
>> I am still having major issues with lists  If I start a numbered list and enter items:
>> 1. xxx
>> 2. yyy
>> 3. zzz
>> and then want to put some bulleted items in:
>>   * aa
>>   * bb
>> 
>> That all works OK.
>> 
>> But then I unindent and change to numbers, and the next item is again:  1.
> 
> Don't unindent.  Use Backspace to cancel the bulleting.
> 
>> It's a [considerable problem] to try to get this back under control.  If I go back
to 3.zzz and enter, I get
>> 4.
>> 
>> but if I then try to paste the
>>   * aa
>>   * bb
>> under 3.zzz it's a mess.
> 
> Actually, this works for me.  Press Enter to start a new paragraph where you want the
bulleted list.  Your new paragraph will (temporarily) be numbered "4." (and paragraph 4 "5.").
 Providing your new paragraph is empty, pasting in the bulleted list should put everything
back to normal at a stroke.
> 
>> The easiest way I've found to get out of this mess is to start a new document, put
in all the top level stuff, and then insert the bulleted items - as UNFORMATTED text and rebulletize
them.
> 
> There is no need to start a new document, of course!  But this is indeed probably the
easiest way to achieve what you want: to enter the bulleted items at first without changing
the numbering - so that they are numbered as paragraphs four and five.  Later, after you have
started your real paragraph four - which will appear at first as paragraph "6." - go back
and select the items to be bulleted, and change the style to bulleted.  Paragraph 6. will
be instantly renumbered as "4.", as you need.
> 
>> Sometimes when I undent [isn't that the reverse of indent??] ...
> 
> Probably "unindent" - as you had it at first.
> 
>> ... a bullet, it ends up outside the left margin.
> 
> Well, it will!  Instead of using the Decrease Indent button, adjust indenting on the
Position tab of the Bullets and Numbering dialogue.
> 
>> Arrrrrggggghhh!
> 
> I trust I've been able to remove a few consonants from your frustration.
> 
> Brian Barker
> 
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