InDesign Secrets: Aligning decimal points in a numbered list

Published by | Thursday, December 1st, 2011

This week’s InDesign secret is all about getting yourself (and your decimal points) properly aligned. In this week’s free-to-all movie, David Blatner shows you the subtle adjustments you have to make to your bullet position, left indent, and hanging indent to get the decimal points in your numbered list lined up correctly. David’s quick and clear advice helps you define, locate, and implement your bullet and indent position options in InDesign, resulting in an upgrade from the unkempt figure on the left to the tidy one on the right:

Example of decimal points aligned in InDesign

Meanwhile, over in the Online Training Library®, David’s partner in InDesign secrecy, Anne-Marie Concepcion, has a new member-exclusive video this month (Running a Script) that shows you how to install and use scripts in InDesign. Scripts are little sets of instruction that allow you to automate behaviors in InDesign, such as the merging of two tables, to save yourself hours of work and strained patience.

See you back here in two weeks with more InDesign Secrets.

Interested in more?
• All the InDesign Secrets in the Online Training Library®
• Courses by David Blatner in the Online Training Library®
• Courses by Anne-Marie Concepcion in the Online Training Library®
• All courses on InDesign in the Online Training Library®

Suggested courses to watch next:
• InDesign CS5 Essential Training
• InDesign Styles in Depth
Up and Running with InDesign
• InDesign FX series

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