Adding automatic bullets


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Adding automatic bullets

Bullets help draw the reader's eye to the first line of each item in a list. But adding bullets to a list can be an exercise in frustration when you don't understand how they work. There are two ways to do bullets in InDesign, manually and automatic. First, let me show you how to make them manually. I'm going to zoom in on this text here and I want to add a bullet before the word Red. So I'll double-click there to switch to the Type tool and I'll type my own bullet. You can get a basic bullet by pressing Opt+8 or Alt+8 on Windows.

Now I'll press the Tab key. I have bulleted this paragraph but it looks a little clunky. I would like that bullet to hang out in the left margin. To do that I first need to give the whole paragraph a left indent. Let's say 1 pica. I'll press Tab and it jumps to the Right Indent. I'll press Tab again and it jumps to the First-line Indent. Currently the first line is flush with the rest of the paragraph but I want it to hang o...

Adding automatic bullets
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Adding automatic bullets provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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