Changing the Size of Bullets in a List

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Changing the Size of Bullets in a List

Post by wwgreaves » 2013-04-29 16:54:35

I just created a list with an empty box as my bullet, which I want. However, the box is way too big for a bullet.

I want to change the bullet to a smaller font than the text.

How can I do that? Tried several ways, none of them worked.

Bill

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Re: Changing the Size of Bullets in a List

Post by phspaelti » 2013-04-30 00:12:59

First of all what character are you using for the box? (The box in my bullet list is U+2610 which is definitely too big.) You can actually insert a different character into the bullet definition. This works. So you could use U+25A1 or U+25AB instead.

Otherwise to set the font or size of the bullet, you should make sure to apply this to the relevant level of the list definition in the style view. This does work for me.
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Re: Changing the Size of Bullets in a List

Post by xiamenese » 2013-04-30 00:22:49

U+25FC is intermediate in size between U+2610 and U+25A1, if that would suit.

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Re: Changing the Size of Bullets in a List

Post by wwgreaves » 2013-04-30 10:26:22

Many thanks for your suggestions, but I have to plead ignorance. How can I insert a different character into the bullet definition?

I tried adding a bullet to the bullet list, but that didn't work. I tried replacing one of the bullets in the list with a small box, and that kind of worked, but it reverted back to the large box.

Can you give me detailed instructions? I tried reading the help manual about this, but it seems to go in circles without actually adding a character to the bullet list.

Again, thanks for any assistance you can provide.

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Re: Changing the Size of Bullets in a List

Post by phspaelti » 2013-04-30 19:35:45

Here's how I type directly into the bullet pull-down menu in the list settings. (Note: this will only "take" once you move the cursor to a different field of the list settings.)
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Here is how I format the bullet in the style menu.
Nisus Format Custom Bullet.jpg
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Here is the result
Custom Bullet.rtf
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Re: Changing the Size of Bullets in a List

Post by wwgreaves » 2013-05-01 06:27:33

Again, many thanks, Philip.

I'll give that a try today.

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Re: Changing the Size of Bullets in a List

Post by wwgreaves » 2013-05-03 12:08:00

Philip,

I followed your first example, and it worked. As you said, it only "takes" once you move the cursor to a different field of the list settings. I was able to make the change, save the document, and have the changed bullet appear when I opened the saved document.

I'll try the style menu when I am more familiar with how it works.

Many thanks,

Bill

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