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Grep at numbered list

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Oct 31, 2022 Oct 31, 2022

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Hi

I have a numbered list and I would like to give a tab char before the number. Something like this:

 

Existing:

=======

(1) Item 1

(2) Item 2

 

What I want:

==========

A tab char, then (1) Item 1

A tab char, then (2) Item 2

 

How would I GREP the before of the number. ^\(\d\) is not working. Its saying "no match found"

 

Thanks and regards

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Community Expert , Oct 31, 2022 Oct 31, 2022

You can or at least should. 

 

If you can't add a Tab then use a Left Indent. 

 

Ha - just tried it and it won't allow it - bit silly

Anyway

 

EugeneTyson_0-1667217631836.png

 

 

Use the left indent in the options -and a negative indent to line up your lines.

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You have a numbered list as it's done in the paragraph style?

Go to the Paragraph Style and Bullets and Numbering and insert a Tab before the numbering.

 

 

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I tried that but got an error message that i cannot give a tab before
number. I guess thats the way indesign works. Thats why i need a grep yo do
that.

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You can or at least should. 

 

If you can't add a Tab then use a Left Indent. 

 

Ha - just tried it and it won't allow it - bit silly

Anyway

 

EugeneTyson_0-1667217631836.png

 

 

Use the left indent in the options -and a negative indent to line up your lines.

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So strange you can't add a tab before. 

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Thanks Eugene.

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What kind of numbering do you use?
Numbering in paragraph format?
Numbering via the control bar?
Numbering that have been converted to text by menu command?

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I am using numbering from paragraph style menu.

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Hi @shahidr100 ,

instead of a tab before the auto number use an indent for the whole paragraph and a different indent for the first line.

Do that in the applied paragraph style.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Expert )

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