I'm working on a document in Japan with test questions and answers. InDesign seems to want to do split column lists like this:
In Japan, people expect lists of answers on tests to look like this:
Is there a way to set that up using paragraph styles? I'd like to keep the text very simple and not have to move a bunch of tables around.
I don’t see what your quresion is. When you convert text to a table the text stays in the order you have it. If you want the text in a certain order, put it that way. Can you better explain what InDesign is not doing that you want it to, or is doing that you do not?
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Some months ago, a client wanted to play the same game … but not sure it was about Japanese!
As all know, I will always prefer simplicity, so 1 click just selecting text to be transposed (even if some supplementary code lines could play the game on all the doc always with just 1 click!). 😉
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Thanks for the replies all. I realize that I wasn't clear enough about what I needed. My problem isn't with the text. As mentioned by Scott, that is determined by the order I enter it. My problem is with the way that InDesign does the numbering.
1 (Answer 1) 3 (Answer 3)
2 (Answer 2) 4 (Answer 4)
What I need:
1 (Answer 1) 2 (Answer 2)
3 (Answer 3) 4 (Answer 4)
I realize that if I make it into a table, it defaults to rows and then columns, but I want my text to look like this in the story editor:
In order to do that, as far as I know, I need to use paragraph styles. Is there a way to adjust the numbering to do the rows before the columns?