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Message started by David Bertenshaw on Oct 11th, 2016, 12:15pm

Title: Bulleted lists in Format Menu please...
Post by David Bertenshaw on Oct 11th, 2016, 12:15pm

This is a minor irritation, but it's still an irritation so as an enhancement, please could I ask for the following:

Add the main bulleted list options to the Format menu so we can assign a short cut to them...

As the moment, the obvious options are all on the Ruler bar, where they're not available for shortcuts. The only List dialogue available through a menu is Other... which isn't suitable for a shortcut (too many options to choose...)

Either way, we have to use the mouse to get at a basic text function, which isn't really ideal.

As far as I can tell, there is no way to use the standard Mac text shortcut for a bullet point (opt-tab), because that's hard-wired to cycle between outline and text editor. And the old TB5 ability to type an * to get an automatically indented list seems to have gone as well.

It would be enough just to put the main options from the ruler drop down list on the Format Menu so we can assign shortcuts as we wish:

> Format
>> Text
>>>List
>>>>
>>>> -
>>>> 1)

etc...

Or if that's not possible, add a shortcut to drop down the Ruler bar List drop down list so I can at least arrow up and down it...

Thanks for listening!



Title: Re: Bulleted lists in Format Menu please...
Post by Mark Anderson on Oct 11th, 2016, 1:09pm

RE the asterisk. You are correct that is doesn't do any formatting in $Text (which is now a fully RTF panel) but * does still (HTML) export as a bulleted list, and ** and *** produce nested lists which the Apple RTF controls don't seem to allow (i.e. no listed nests).

As I mainly use bullet lists for text that I'll export, I never use RTF lists but just the appropriate amount of asterisks. However, for in-TB use of lists I'd concur that easier access would be useful.

Title: Re: Bulleted lists in Format Menu please...
Post by David Bertenshaw on Oct 11th, 2016, 1:46pm

Thanks, Mark.

I never use export, so haven't come across the * ** *** usage.

The in-rtf shortcut access is a minor enhancement, I know, but it would be nice if it could be implemented at some point.

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