Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Bullets and numbers, part of InDesign CS4 Getting Started.
In this exercise, I'm going to show you how to setup an automatically bulleted…or numbered list in InDesign. I'm looking at a document called Grun news…April.indd found inside the Exercise Files folder and I'm currently looking at…page four.…Notice this text in the right-hand column. Let's say that this first block of…nonsensical text is the introduction to our list and then the other paragraphs…represent the list. I'm going to go ahead and double-click inside of the second…paragraph to switch to the Type tool and activate the text and then I'm going…to drag down to select parts of all but the first paragraph.…
Next, I'll go up to the Control panel and click on this far right icon in…order to bring up a menu of advanced character and paragraph formatting…options. Then I'll go down to this guy, Bullets and Numbering, a very useful…command in InDesign.…I'll move the dialog box over to make sure that the Preview checkbox is turned…on so I can see what I'm doing. Then I'll change the List Type from None to…
- Designing master pages
- Changing type color
- Defining paragraph styles
- Formatting bullets and numbers
- Improving display performance
- Determining how text wraps around graphics
Skill Level Beginner
Q: When creating more than one set of numbered text in a document, for the second numbered list, the numbering starts at the final number of the first n list. For example, if my first list was 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 the next list starts at 6, 7, 8, 9 etc. How can I start at 1 again for the second and subsequent lists?
A: To reset the list numbering, follow these steps:
1) Click in the paragraph that should be #1.