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Managing numbered and lettered lists

From: AutoCAD: Tips, Tricks, and Industry Secrets

Video: Managing numbered and lettered lists

AutoCAD does a great job automating lettered and numbered lists. Even so, there is a possibility when editing a list that it might get out of sequence. In this lesson we are going to learn how to revise the order of an automated list. On my screen I have an example of some general notes. As you can see, we have a numbered list with some lettered lists nested inside. Let's start by removing point number two. Maybe I'd like to have these two lettered lists under the same heading. To do that I'm going to double-click to bring up the Text Editor and then I will drag across this text.

Managing numbered and lettered lists

AutoCAD does a great job automating lettered and numbered lists. Even so, there is a possibility when editing a list that it might get out of sequence. In this lesson we are going to learn how to revise the order of an automated list. On my screen I have an example of some general notes. As you can see, we have a numbered list with some lettered lists nested inside. Let's start by removing point number two. Maybe I'd like to have these two lettered lists under the same heading. To do that I'm going to double-click to bring up the Text Editor and then I will drag across this text.

I'll press Backspace and then I'll press Backspace a couple more times to clean up the spacing. Now notice that AutoCAD did a nice job renumbering these items. However, my lettered list is out of sequence. ABC is good, but the rest of this has to change. To correct the list, I'm going to click, hold, and drag all of the items that I'd like to fix. I'll right-click and under Bullets and Lists, I'll select Continue. As you can see, AutoCAD continues my list starting with the next letter after C.

When I'm finished, I'll click the X to close the Text Editor. Now let's say I'd like to restore point number 2. Once again I'll double-click my text, I'm going to click after point C, and I'll press Enter. Of course, AutoCAD thinks I'm adding to the lettered list. Now I don't want to do that, so I'll press Backspace to take that away. I am going to type 2 period. and then the tab key so that AutoCAD knows that this is part of a numbered list. I'll type UTILITY COORDINATION, and I'll press Enter.

Notice AutoCAD formats the margins properly. However, I do have an extra number now. I am going to press Backspace to take that away. I'll backspace one more time. Let's fix a couple of other formatting issues. I am going to click-hold-and-drag across this point and I would like to underline this, and I'd like to change its Text Type to 0.1, so it matches the other numbered items. Let's do one more thing. I'm going to click after note C and I'll hold my Shift key and press Enter to add a blank space.

All right, once again my lettered list is out of sequence. To correct this I'm going to click-hold-and- drag to select all of these lettered items. I'll right-click and in Bullets and Lists I'll select Restart. When I'm finished, I'll click the X to close the Text Editor. Now notice we have one more issue. With all of my editing, my numbered list has gotten out of sequence. I am going to double- click to bring up the Editor. If I click hold and drag to the left, notice that I can't get access to this number. That's because the number is being generated automatically.

Unfortunately, it's also wrong. To correct this, I'm going to right- click and under Bullets and Lists I'm going to come down and remove the check next to allow bullets and Lists, and I'll click Continue. This essentially turns the list feature off and now I have access to any of these text items. So I am going to manually change this to a three and then I'll right-click. I'll go back to the menu and I'll turn the Bullets and Lists feature back on, and I'll click Continue.

As you can see, my number is fixed and if I was to click after this point and press Enter, notice AutoCAD picks up with the number four. I am going to click Backspace to remove the 4 and the extra space and when I am finished I'll click the X to close the Editor. So, even though our lists in AutoCAD are completely automated, there is a chance that they might get out of order. If so, AutoCAD allows us to continue, restart, or manually edit a list to suit any need.

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  1. 1m 28s
    1. Welcome
      53s
    2. Using the exercise files
      35s
  2. 47m 11s
    1. Adding relevant data to Quick Properties and tooltips
      5m 38s
    2. Creating custom ribbon tabs and panels
      8m 55s
    3. Creating macro-enabled tools
      10m 29s
    4. Increasing speed with command aliases
      4m 44s
    5. Finding commands and system variables using Auto Complete
      2m 35s
    6. Optimizing the size of palettes
      3m 17s
    7. Accessing drawings using Favorites
      2m 25s
    8. Controlling notification bubbles
      2m 24s
    9. Restoring hidden messages
      3m 53s
    10. Following a blog from within AutoCAD
      2m 51s
  3. 1h 0m
    1. Disabling mode settings on the fly
      3m 28s
    2. Finding hatch boundaries in busy drawings
      3m 32s
    3. Generating boundaries from difficult shapes
      2m 20s
    4. Calculating the overall length of multiple entities
      6m 16s
    5. Calculating the area of multiple shapes
      4m 42s
    6. Flattening geometry to a single elevation
      4m 0s
    7. Trimming all entities to one side of an object
      2m 42s
    8. Eliminating duplicated geometry
      5m 10s
    9. Creating true offsets
      3m 44s
    10. Finding errors when joining multiple entities
      6m 48s
    11. Moving and copying entities using Windows shortcuts
      2m 24s
    12. Solving expressions using the command prompt calculator
      5m 1s
    13. Using the Calculator palette
      10m 25s
  4. 21m 17s
    1. Bringing all text objects to the front
      1m 20s
    2. Underlining single-line text
      1m 21s
    3. Managing numbered and lettered lists
      3m 36s
    4. Creating superscript and subscript text
      3m 18s
    5. Removing formatting from MTEXT
      3m 26s
    6. Using fields to identify who revised a drawing
      3m 10s
    7. Squeezing text into tight spaces
      3m 5s
    8. Hiding extra annotative scales
      2m 1s
  5. 16m 55s
    1. Creating "one-click" dimensions
      1m 52s
    2. Dimensioning angles greater than 180 degrees
      1m 40s
    3. Creating dynamic dimension breaks
      2m 20s
    4. Making linear dimensions act like aligned dimensions
      2m 44s
    5. Finding dimensions with false values
      1m 38s
    6. Creating parent/child dimension styles
      4m 45s
    7. Making dimensions easier to read
      1m 56s
  6. 14m 40s
    1. Making global edits to attribute data
      4m 1s
    2. Clipping references using curved geometry
      2m 21s
    3. Exchanging one block symbol for another
      3m 3s
    4. Using drag-and-drop to insert content
      3m 17s
    5. Creating a block library in two clicks
      1m 58s
  7. 10m 42s
    1. Making global changes to layer names
      3m 19s
    2. Converting all object properties to BYLAYER
      1m 43s
    3. Navigating layer lists using the keyboard
      2m 5s
    4. Producing a hard copy of the layer settings
      1m 34s
    5. Removing stubborn layers
      2m 1s
  8. 25m 1s
    1. Accessing viewports within viewports
      3m 21s
    2. Creating viewports with islands
      6m 5s
    3. Creating legends using the Change Space tool
      3m 55s
    4. Rotating viewport content to match layout
      4m 55s
    5. Importing layouts from template files
      2m 3s
    6. Visualizing multiple design alternates
      4m 42s
  9. 30m 18s
    1. Consolidating backup files into a single folder
      2m 48s
    2. Launching applications from within AutoCAD
      3m 53s
    3. Creating custom linetypes
      5m 9s
    4. Incorporating symbols into custom linetypes
      2m 48s
    5. Salvaging data from a corrupt drawing
      3m 57s
    6. Applying hyperlinks to drawing objects
      3m 34s
    7. Converting drawings from name-based to color-based plot styles
      2m 0s
    8. Identifying the owner of a drawing
      1m 18s
    9. Incorporating drawings into PowerPoint presentations
      4m 51s
  10. 31s
    1. Goodbye
      31s

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