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Start a bullet list with 1.0 (rather than 1.1)

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Aug 10, 2021 Aug 10, 2021

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I have a numbered list and I want to start my list with 1.0, but InDesign automatically starts with 1.1.

 

Is it possible to change the first number to start with .0 aftewr the decimal

 

Thanks

Mark

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Hi Mark, will it help to trick your way around by doing the same indent and typography for the first and the second level? That's cheating, I know, but Barb's way of adding a .0 as ingredients for the first level is intriguing… Regards, Uwe Laubender ( ACP )

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https://www.rockymountaintraining.com/adobe-indesign-starting-section-numbers-zero/

 

 

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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Thanks George

 

Unfortunately not exactly what i want. I want the second level to start at .0 too!

This one forces the first line to be .0 rather than sets the count from .0

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Hi Mark,

will it help to trick your way around by doing the same indent and typography for the first and the second level?

That's cheating, I know, but Barb's way of adding a .0 as ingredients for the first level is intriguing…

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Hi Uwe

Sorry not sure what you mean?

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Hi Mark,

maybe I'm missing something:

Barb's trick does this:

 

1.0 > First level

1.1 > Second level

1.2 > Second level

1.3 > Second level

2.0 > First level

2.1 > Second level

2.2 > Second level

2.3 > Second level

 

What is your layout like?

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

 

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Hi

It's alright, I'm easily confused!

screen grab attached

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have a style for the section header,

a style for the level 1 (i.e. 14.1, 14.2, 14.3)

a style for level 2 (i.e. a, b, c etc.)

and a style for level 3 (i.e. i, ii, iii, etc.)

 

I suppose I could create another style just for 14.0 etc.

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"I suppose I could create another style just for 14.0 etc."

That's the idea…

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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OK. Well I need some more help now.

I duplicated the level 1 and created a .0 version, which made the first item 14.0 (Yeah!)

 

Unfortuntely the rest of list didn't change, so they start at 14.2 (Boo!)

 

What have I done wrong?

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Hm…

The only issue I see with that solution is the semantic uniquness you give up with e.g. 14.0 vs 14.1 if you try to do accessible contents with PDFs.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Ok. Well I seem to have solved, thought I don;t understand why!

I have made the new style Level 3, whilst the original style was level 2. It seems to work!

 

No idea why!

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Like everybody knows, I most often don't understand clearly the original question [language] and most often just make personal comments sometimes without interest!

 

I've quickly read this thread and - "just for comment" - think that create an InDesign basic auto-num beginning at "0" (and not "1") is clearly defined in InDesign since the ID devs have included this feature in the soft! … So, maybe +20 years !

 

But, as said, just a personal comment that could be wrong if I misunderstood the question … and my apologies for your lost time.

 

I mean this (quickly done in 1 min. -- in a test doc. used for something else):

 

Capture d’écran 2021-08-10 à 17.44.51.png

 

Of course, 2 auto-num para styles:

14., 15., 16., 17., 18.

15.0., 15.1., 16.0., 16.1.

 

(^/)  The Jedi

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Hi Michele,

 

there is no number like 14.; just 14.0 counting on to 14.1, 14.2 etc. until the numbering changes to 15.0

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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My sample was simplistic! … (but maybe not enough for the readers!)

 

It could have been:

 

  1. Section 14 - Other terms

14.0 An Engagement …

14.1 We may …

  1. Section 15 - Blah blah …

15.0 Blah blah …

15.1 Blah blah …

 

(^/)

 

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