I'm running Illustrator 2023 on a windows machine and I can't get Illustrator to stop doing it's auto-indenting whenever I start a sentence with a number and push space. I had this problem in 2022 as well and I went into the preferences and turned off 'Automatic bulleted and numbered lists while typing', that worked in 2022. But in 2023 it's holding me hostage to it and I literally can't type a number without it autospacing. If I click the numbered list icon after and click the no slash then it removes the number at the begining and only leaves the letters. It's like some kind of cruel joke.
You can change the space with the Left Indent and First Line Indent values in the Bullets options (and in the Paragraph style).
After an Update, Preferences may change, did you check if the 'Automated bulleted and numbered lists while typing' is still off?
We are sorry for the trouble and delayed response.
The product team is aware of the issue and currently working on a fix. This will be addressed in future releases.
Would you mind upvoting this UserVoice (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/45928900-bullet...) and adding your comment there? By doing this, you will get an update on the bug.
We appreciate your patience.
The link says this has been fixed but I still don't know how to disable it. It's still automatically bulleting.
You have to turn it off in Preferences > Type
Ahh... don't know how I missed that. Thanks.