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    Paragraph Format (Bullets) Tool

    Anybody know the right sequence to make this thing work and how to set number and (bullet) offset.
    Help file is no help at all.
    Mark Balsom

    If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

    #2
    Hi Mark,

    It is sort of counter intuitive (as, one might say many things in revit are!?!), firstly you create what ever text you want, enter for new lines etc.

    After you have created your text you double click on it as if you wanted to add or delete some of the text. At that point the paragraph formating tools are active and can be used.

    Hope it helps

    Cheers,
    Last edited by Ian.Kidston; December 14, 2010, 05:00 AM. Reason: typo
    Ian Kidston
    http://allextensions.com.au

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      #3
      Ian, it is not necessary to create the text before activating the paragraph formatting tools. Once you click to start text, the paragraph formatting tools become available.

      Also, the number and bullet offset (indent) is controlled by the Tab Size parameter found in the text type properties.

      12-13-2010 10-33-22 PM.png

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        #4
        Gidday Ian
        Thanks, it was the "hit enter for new line" part I was missing. And thanks to muttlieb who is correct in saying just activate text then click in screen no need to type anything, then the paragraph tool becomes active. The Tab Size I worked out.
        Now I understand how this thing works it will be quiet useful.
        Last edited by mark b; December 14, 2010, 09:27 AM.
        Mark Balsom

        If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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          #5
          Originally posted by muttlieb View Post
          Ian, it is not necessary to create the text before activating the paragraph formatting tools. Once you click to start text, the paragraph formatting tools become available.

          Also, the number and bullet offset (indent) is controlled by the Tab Size parameter found in the text type properties.

          [ATTACH=CONFIG]114[/ATTACH]
          Thanks muttlieb, I must have missed it first time around and then got into the habit!
          Ian Kidston
          http://allextensions.com.au

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            #6
            I was surprised when it appears I could do a "soft" return (Shift-Enter) to suppress the bullet or number. While you're in the the text editor the soft return works. However, my hopes were soon dashed when I stopped editing the text and Revit embedded the bullets anyway. Dang!

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              #7
              Originally posted by Steven Thedens View Post
              I was surprised when it appears I could do a "soft" return (Shift-Enter) to suppress the bullet or number. While you're in the the text editor the soft return works. However, my hopes were soon dashed when I stopped editing the text and Revit embedded the bullets anyway. Dang!
              You can click on the blank line with the bullet you want to remove, then go to the bullets and numbers drop down menu and click "none".

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                #8
                Then it restarts the numbering after the break.
                Numbered blank line.JPGRestarting Numbers.JPG

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Steven Thedens View Post
                  I was surprised when it appears I could do a "soft" return (Shift-Enter) to suppress the bullet or number. While you're in the the text editor the soft return works. However, my hopes were soon dashed when I stopped editing the text and Revit embedded the bullets anyway. Dang!
                  That sneaky Revit! I find that • (alt+0149) works for me easily whenever I want to create a bullet point. Or just some cool dots.

                  •••
                  "I WANT SOUP! This fork is useless! I'm going to use my spoon for everything."

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Steven Thedens View Post
                    Then it restarts the numbering after the break.
                    [ATTACH=CONFIG]11030[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]11031[/ATTACH]
                    Ahhh, that is annoying. This takes a bit more energy but it seems to produce the result you are looking for.
                    1. Right click on a view in your project browser and select "rename".
                    2. Clear any text, Right click where you would type text in, go to "Insert Unicode Control Character", chose any of the options.
                    3. Highlight the invisible character, ctrl+c to copy, then hit cancel.
                    4. Go back to your text box where you want your soft return and ctrl+v to paste.
                    5. Hit the left arrow on your keyboard so the cursor is to the left side of the invisible character.
                    6. Tab your way to the next line and the click outside the box.

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