custom step by step bullets instead of using regular bullets. Any way to create?

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Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

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I like to create custom bullets to point out step by step processes instead of using default bullets and glyphs...I was wanting to know if there is a way to make them self counting so each time I would bring them in from a library 1 would count to 2, 2 counts to 3 and so on? Do I just use text and set that individual text as a numbered bullet or what...

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Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

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  1. Choose a font for the bullets.
  2. Create a paragraph style
  3. Go to the bullets and autinumbering panel
  4. Select bullets
  5. Choose the character style.
  6. Add a new bullet symbol from the glyphs grid
  7. Click ok

Apply that Paragraph Style

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Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

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Attached is an InDesign file that shows various numbering styles. Take a look at the paragraph styles to see the settings.

 

David Creamer
Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Certified Professional, and Adobe Certified Expert (since 1995)

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Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

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Will this procedure work in a Balloon I set up to bring in from the libraries as well? Please see the attachment as to what I am looking for....

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Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

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Hi Bruce,

how many numbers do you have in one list?

For a list of up to 9 bullets you could build your own font using the IndyFont script for InDesign.

You simply build the 9 glyphs from objects on 9 InDesign document pages.

 

If you need additional numbers like counting on with 10, 11, 12 etc.pp. it would get a bit more complicated.

Did not test this, but it should be possible with OpenType Ligatures or Positional Forms using IndyFont.

 

Look into this article:

IndyFont | A Journey in the Cistercian System
Marc Autret, February 13, 2021

https://www.indiscripts.com/post/2021/02/indyfont-journey-in-the-cistercian-system

 

To get the basics of IndyFont read into:

https://www.indiscripts.com/category/projects/IndyFont

See the button for the PDF manual.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

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Bruce said:

"Please see the attachment as to what I am looking for...."

 

Hm. There is no attachment visible in your forum post. Maybe you answered by mail where attachments cannot make it to an answer here in the forum. To change that visit the forum and use the forum editor to attach things.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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