Hello bright people,
Can anyone tell me if there's a way, when creating Outlines of text, for BULLETS to not disappear completely? Can we ask Adobe to work on this issue? Not sure I want the hassle of manually creating & superimposing a column of tiny circles.
You can add special bullets (and colours) to a bulleted list via a Character Style, no need to outline.
The correct answer is, never outline text as you loose automatic bullets and numbers, paragraph rules, frames and shadows, xyou loose also text frame borders and areas and much more. Don't do that. Why would you do this? This is not necessarry, as it causes only problems, much more than mentioned.
Shouldnt you outline text before print? If yes then having a second stage to outline bullet points is ridiculous
No; this should NEVER be necessay!
do you mean converting text into paths?
If so, you just expierenced one of the reasons why you shouldn't outline in the first place.
If you have to outline, for whatever reasons, do it in the PDF.
Outlining text is not necessary unless you do maybe some sort of cut contour.
There is a more reliable way of creating outlines from type that relies on Adobe Acrobat. The details can be found over at Creative Pro: https://creativepro.com/outlining-fonts-the-2016-edition/
I did write an article "outlining" (pardon the pun) the issues of outlining type recently on my blog: https://colecandoo.com/2021/02/15/outlining-the-problem-text-outlining/
As others have said, converting text to paths is almost never necessary in InDesign. The only exceptions are when you want to use the text as a frame (for example to mask a photo) or manipulate the paths (for example to merge cursive fonts) or sometimes apply a gradient (which is an PITA when applied to text).
In adition to losing bullets and numbering you will also lose underlines, tab leaders, strikethroughts, table frames and fills, and the strokes, fills, and effects on your text frames. Outlines also get messed up becasue InDesign cannot apply outlines on compound paths if you want the oultine aligned to the outside or inside of the path.
There aren’t no reasons to convert to paths, but there are few.