How do you add bullet points and numbers in XD?

Explorer ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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I can't figure out how to do it.

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Adobe Employee , Sep 29, 2020 Sep 29, 2020
Hi there,   Thank you for reaching out. If you're visiting this thread for the first time, use the links below to upvote these feature requests and share your feedback with the product team.: Bullet Points / Unordered list and Ordered / Numbered Lists In the time that this feature makes it to XD, we suggest trying the "Bullet plugin" and "List Plugin" from the Plug-Ins panel. You may also try copy-pasting text with bullets and numbered list from authoring tools into XD.  Hope this helps, Harshik...

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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Hi AntDX316,

 

We regret the inconvenience caused. Currently there is no in-built feature in Adobe XD to add bullet points for area text.  There is already a feature request for the same: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/16073923-text-bull...  I suggest upvoting this feature request to stay tuned to the latest announcements around it.

Meanwhile, you can try the following workaround:

Copy pasting the text along with bullet points from MS Word to XD.

We will try our best to get this feature delivered in future releases of XD.

 

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Explorer ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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We cannot even use Alt+7 within XD but we can use it anywhere else.  Copying and pasting makes it the best workaround.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 22, 2020 Apr 22, 2020

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On a Windows 10 PC "Windows Key + ." brings up the new emoji inserter window.  You can use it to also insert symbols as well, as seen below with the bullet symbol highlighted:

emoji inserter.png

For many standard fonts such as Arial, Times New Roman, etc..., you can use the keyboard shortcut of  "Alt + 0149" to insert a bullet.

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New Here ,
Oct 14, 2020 Oct 14, 2020

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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! This works!!

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 02, 2020 Jul 02, 2020

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Has this been added to Adobe XD yet?

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 02, 2020 Jul 02, 2020

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I just udated XD to the most recent version on July 1 2020, and if they added it, it is not apparent. So I would say no.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 02, 2020 Jul 02, 2020

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I was baffled to see it's not a part the adobe UX software. Seems so essential when laying out text.

I wonder if it complicates page layout/flow too much to incorporate into Visual UX Tools.

 

I checked out Figma and was surprised to see that they also don't have the ability to add an ordered list or numbered list. Oddly, that made me feel a bit better.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 22, 2020 Apr 22, 2020

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There's no built-in feature for bullets or numbers yet (strange, because it's one of the oldest HTML text formats), but you could try installing and using this plugin: https://adobe.com/go/xd_plugins_discover_plugin?pluginId=02b738ca

It's not very well reviewed (it lacks a lot of crucial settings, like indent measure, multiple types of bullets, etc.) But at least it types the characters for you...

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New Here ,
Apr 26, 2020 Apr 26, 2020

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Thank you so much!

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 02, 2020 Jul 02, 2020

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Thanks for the heads up. I'll give it a go and if it gets the basics of bulleted lists done I'm good.
(You weren't kidding about the reviews!?)

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Dec 02, 2020 Dec 02, 2020

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New Here ,
Dec 23, 2020 Dec 23, 2020

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This plug-in is like a glass of water in the middle of the desert.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 24, 2020 Dec 24, 2020

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Is it ? I think it's more like getting a sachet of Koolaid in the desert, with the instruction "add water".

Sorry, being sarcastic here – it's almost the end of a turbulent and crazy year... 😉

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New Here ,
Dec 24, 2020 Dec 24, 2020

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Hahaha - no, I guess it's not perfect but for the project I was working on it was a huge timesaver.

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New Here ,
Jan 31, 2021 Jan 31, 2021

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Thanks Peter. It worked!

G.

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Explorer ,
Apr 22, 2020 Apr 22, 2020

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I understand a workaround is required to get it to work.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 16, 2020 Jun 16, 2020

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I'm baffled by the

  • Very
  • Long
  • Delay of
  • Bullet lists!

at Adobe XD! The prototyping capabilities are launching ahead while basic text editing (like hanging-indent bullet lists and other HTML basics) are lagging WAY behind.

There are 100s of designers poised to adopt XD at my company alone, but we're not going to leap until there's basic text editing capabilities.

¿Que Pasa?

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New Here ,
Jul 23, 2020 Jul 23, 2020

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Agree! Are they actually kidding?!

 

Ps. Ironic that this basic commenting dialog box has:

  1. Numbers; and
  • Bullets...

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 24, 2020 Jul 24, 2020

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That's pretty funny/sad.  Very good point. It'd be like Photoshop not having an eyedropper.  

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 02, 2020 Jul 02, 2020

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Removed - Not Relevant

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New Here ,
Aug 07, 2020 Aug 07, 2020

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Are you serious? Adobe made a product that can't format bullet points on a web site— what a ridiculous failure of a product. I have spent numerous hours learning XD only to find that it fails basic text editing? Shameful.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 21, 2020 Sep 21, 2020

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How on earth can Adobe be this far behind with XD. InDesign, PS, AI all have text formatting and controls far beyond XD. Why must an entire block of text have the same formatting. Please FIX this NOW. I have a team of 8 that would switch, but how on earth can you present designs to a developer without basic text formatting principals (bullets, numbers, soft returns, line spacing that doesn't span a whole block, indents, etc.) Some of us who value traditional type styling and formatting are asking. For Pete's sake this comment block has more options 😞

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 29, 2020 Sep 29, 2020

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Hi there,

 

Thank you for reaching out. If you're visiting this thread for the first time, use the links below to upvote these feature requests and share your feedback with the product team.: Bullet Points / Unordered list and Ordered / Numbered Lists

In the time that this feature makes it to XD, we suggest trying the "Bullet plugin" and "List Plugin" from the Plug-Ins panel. You may also try copy-pasting text with bullets and numbered list from authoring tools into XD.  Hope this helps, Harshika

 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 15, 2020 Oct 15, 2020

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Harshika...surely the fact that so many people here and previously over the years has requested this urgently as a feature proves that it's required!!!  Why do we need to upvote the request again...your developers should be prioritising this functionality.  The whole text section of XD needs an overhaul as it's such an important part of building a website...the lack of functionality is ridiculous.

Instead of apologising for the frustration...we don't need that!!...we need Adobe to take action and get it done.

Thanks, Daniel

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