Bullet list using Split 2 not honored when a graphic frame with text wrap is placed next to the list

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Feb 21, 2021 Feb 21, 2021

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Hi:

 

Apologies for the Subject description, I tried to come up with something more concise 😕

 

I have a document with a 1-column text frame, full width between right and left page margins. There is a bullet list of 10 items, each item has Bullet1 paragraph style applied. Each paragraph is only 1-3 words long, so I applied "Split 2" from the paragraph options, worked as expected.

 

Now comes the challenge: the editor wished to have a related graphic placed to the right of the bullets. When I place the image and apply text wrap, the 2nd "column" of bullets disappears, essentially back to 1 column of bullets next to the image, and then 2 columns of bullets return after the bottom of the image! See attachments for "no image" bullet behavior and "with image" bullet behavior.

 

Will I need to 'interrupt' the full-page text frame, thread a narrower text frame for the bullets next to the image, and then thread that custom frame to the next frame to accomplish the desired layout? I would anchor the graphic to the "custom" text frame so it moves accordingly.

 

I tried some of the new context-aware wrap options and with a couple otpions the Span 2 bullets did appear--perhaps I can create a custom shape mask for the image to accomplish the task... 🤔

Hope this makes sense! Thanks for insights and suggestions 🙂

 

Scott

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 21, 2021 Feb 21, 2021
You may want to try setting the left-side margin of your image's text wrap from whatever value it has to a negative number until it allows your second column of the "Split 2" list to appear on the same page as the first and your placed graphic. You don't necessarily need to set a custom text wrap to do that unless you have something else that has to be pushed aside from the graphic. In the screen cap you provided, that doesn't seem to be the case. Good luck, Randy

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 04, 2021 Mar 04, 2021
Hi Scott, here a screenshot to illustrate my idea. From my German InDesign 2021 on Windows 10. The bulleted lists in the two upper text frames are using "Split 2". The one below "Split 4". Regards, Uwe Laubender ( ACP )

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You may want to try setting the left-side margin of your image's text wrap from whatever value it has to a negative number until it allows your second column of the "Split 2" list to appear on the same page as the first and your placed graphic.

 

You don't necessarily need to set a custom text wrap to do that unless you have something else that has to be pushed aside from the graphic. In the screen cap you provided, that doesn't seem to be the case.

 

Good luck,

 

Randy

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Just following up: did this solution work for you?

 

Randy

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Mar 04, 2021 Mar 04, 2021

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Hi Scott,

maybe there is a workaround for this issue.

Instead of "Span 2" use "Span 3" or "Span 4" on the bulleted paragraphs.

This is not very flexible, but could help.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Hi Scott,

here a screenshot to illustrate my idea.

From my German InDesign 2021 on Windows 10.

The bulleted lists in the two upper text frames are using "Split 2". The one below "Split 4".

 

TextWrap-and-SplitColumnsTo-2-or-4-TextWrap.PNG

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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