1 Something like this: Here a line, 2 and an other line. And foobar etc. etc. 3 etc. etc. etc.
Here, would be the inserting points of the numbers. But I want to see the numbers displayed in the margin.
Unless I misinterpret your specification, what you want is called a numbered list. There are two ways of creating one:
the quick’n’dirty methods (only for test and trials)
Click on the Toggle numbered list toolbar button or
Numbered listand type your text. When you hit
Return, another list item is created. If you want an unnumbered entry with the same indent as numbered entry, use
Insert unumbered entryinstead of
To return to normal paragraph mode, hit
F12or the toolbar button to disable the mode.
When you create another list further down, numbering restarts at one. To make it a continuation of the previous one, put the cursor in the item(s) and
Lists>``Continue previous numbering`.
Similarly, if you want to break a list into two independent lists, put hte cursor into the future first item and
As you can see, this is not user-friendly and it is also direct formatting which causes trouble when you try to modify the layout.
the “structured” method
This requires the use of paragraph styles dedicated to your lists. I suggest built-in List 1 and *List 1 Cont.". The first will be used for numbered items, the second for unuumbered items within the list.
First, customise List 1: right-click on the name in the style side-pane (
Modify. Go to
Outline & Numberingtab and select
Numbering 123for Numbering style. Click on
Edit style. In the
Positiontab, note the value of *Indent at
. Close. PushOK` for List 1.
Right-click on *List 1 Cont.
and go toIndents & Spacing
tab. In *Before text*, set the value you noted for the indent. PushOK`.
You are ready to enter your lists. Before or while typing your first list item, select List 1 from the paragraph style drop-down menu in the toolbar. Your paragraphs will be part of the list. If you need an unnumbered entry, style the item with List 1 Cont. Don’t forget to restyle List 1 to add a new numbered item.
To exit from the list, style the paragraph as Text Body.
In this method, you have a single list throughout the document, no matter intervening paragraphs. To have a new independent list, put the cursor in the new first item and
Restart numberingonly here (no need to change formatting in other items).
Through a smart use of style properties, many layouts are possible for the list. And everything is controllable from a single location (the styles definitions) with an immediate effect on all occurrences.
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Sorry, I cannot upvote, I don’t have 5 points yet!
Your response is not exactly what I was looking for but it is a very helpful explanation, and it will be a workaround for my problem.