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Fumanchu
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:42 am    Post subject: customizing bullet points Reply with quote

Hello everyone, I'm new here and I've already used search but could not find exactly what I needed to solve my problem.

I want to be able to alternate different bullet points so I can clarify my notes for classes and I'll give you an example.


* Main point
-- sub point
* something else
-- something else

* Second point
-- sub point


etc. etc. etc.


I've went through all the options in the bullet points doesn't solve my problem. Doing it manually tends to set me back because it's a hassle because he fly's through his notes. If I could get pointed in the right direction I'd greatly appreciate it Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Format>Bullets and Numbering...>Options

Click the 1 under Level and then click the Character (...) button and select the character you want as your level 1 bullet. Then click the 2 under Level and set the character you want for your level 2 bullet. Click OK.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is worthwhile here to work with list styles instead of with the button and "Format numbering/bullets". Using list styles is the only way to get full and consistent control on the appearance of bullets.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robert Tucker wrote:
Format>Bullets and Numbering...>Options

Click the 1 under Level and then click the Character (...) button and select the character you want as your level 1 bullet. Then click the 2 under Level and set the character you want for your level 2 bullet. Click OK.



I've done that, but it doesn't save for the next time when I go to take notes. I'd like to be able to set it and forget it, but I can't seem to find the right route.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is where you may need your custom template. You can use your custom template as the default template for new files as well. See this excellent article http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/7447 to obtain some insight in what templates are about.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a solution that I happened to stumble into.


I used to actually type in "* asdfjkal" and it would start the bullet point once i hit enter. but when I hit tab to make a sub point form the main point, it wouldn't change and I would have to do it manually.

The remedy I found was to actually to use "shift + f12" and that gives me what I basically needed (goes from bullet to open bullet to square back to bullet) and that will do for me. Thank you though for your guys help though Smile
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