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Aligning text on the same line with bullet points in between

New Here ,
Nov 02, 2022 Nov 02, 2022

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How do I align words of a list on the same line, but with a bullet point or any icon evenly spaced in between the words? I wasn't sure if I had to set a tab. I have a long list that will flow to the following line and I didn't know how to keep the text in alignment and add the bullet points. 

 

APPLE (bullet point)ORANGE(bullet point)PEACH

 

 

 

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Nov 02, 2022 Nov 02, 2022

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Have you tried em-spaces?

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Nov 02, 2022 Nov 02, 2022

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Do you mind explaining how to do it? Not sure I would do it properly with copying and inserting. 

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Nov 02, 2022 Nov 02, 2022

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We just had a discussion like this and some of us (cough, cough) were alerted/reminded of the function of the flush space.

 

If you set a paragraph to full justification, a flush space will expand or "spring" out to fill needed space. So if you construct your line with:

 

<FS>APPLE<FS>•<FS>ORANGE<FS>•<FS>PEACH<FS>

 

...those spaces will expand to equal distances. You insert flush spaces from the Type | Insert White Space menu. You can mix other space types that will not expand if, for example, you want the bullets to remain 'attached' to following words:

 

<FS>•<em>APPLE<FS>•<em>ORANGE<FS>•<em>PEACH<FS>

 


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Wow! Thanks. I am glad I am not the only one who has an issue or forgets sometimes. lol. 

Appreciate your help. 

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Happy to pass along this somewhat obscure bit. I was long used to the function in other apps, but it was always a tab feature — spring tab, expanding tab, etc. — and I managed to overlook that ID had the same feature hiding (1) on the space list (2) under the opaque name of Flush Space.

 

It was a joy to find the feature existed in ID and that it works with spaces on the ends (especially the right end) to allow auto-centering of text like this.

 


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Flush spaces are flexible, em-spaces are a fixed width (according to font size)

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thanks

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thanks!

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Use forced justifiy (both sides) and use flush space between word groups.

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In Magenta you see the Flush Space,in Cyan you see a normal space

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Thanks!

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