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Simon Wurster
(Einstein) - F

Locale: Big Apple
Bullets on 10/01/2012 14:23:11 MDT Print View


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Edited by Einstein on 10/01/2012 14:24:04 MDT.

Kevin Babione
(KBabione) - MLife

Locale: Pennsylvania
Bullets? on 10/01/2012 14:53:19 MDT Print View

I've used a dash as a bullet before...How did you get your pretty bullets to appear and, more importantly, will a wrapped line following the bullet automatically indent to leave the bullet standing alone on the left?

If so you have to share - I think a lot of people here could make their points much more clear by using bullets in lieu of paragraphs...

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Bullets? on 10/01/2012 14:56:03 MDT Print View

It will wrap. It's html.


Trying to show html here is frustrating. Use this pastebin link instead to see and download the html.




  • text 1
  • text 2, wrapped line ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. .............

Edited by leaftye on 10/01/2012 15:05:26 MDT.

Kevin Babione
(KBabione) - MLife

Locale: Pennsylvania
Bullets - Thank you on 10/02/2012 06:46:14 MDT Print View

Thanks for the tip...

Here's my attempt:

Some of my favorite foods are from Packit Gourmet, including:


  • Jump Start Fruit Smoothies
  • Austintatious Tortilla Soup - The extra hot sauce and the lime crystals (along with the cheese and the tortilla strips) really make this a perfect starter, especially if it's cold or wet outside.
  • Zydeco Red Beans and Rice - Another cold-weather favorite, the sausage needs to be cut beforehand, but it all heats together in a coosie and comes out piping hot and delicious.

Lance Marshall
(Lancem) - F - MLife

Locale: Oregon
Re: Bullets on 10/02/2012 23:01:18 MDT Print View

You can also create a bulleted list directly by wrapping the text in HTML code.


  • The <ul > tag opens an unordered list.

  • The <li > tag opens a list item.

  • The </li > tag closes a list item.

  • The </ul > tag closes the unordered list.


The BackpackingLight forum software provides the rest of the HTML code (and some extra spacing).

Example:
<ul >
<li >Point number one.</li >
<li >Point number two.</li >
<li >Point number three.</li >
<li >Point number four.</li >
</ul >
Gives you:

  • Point number one.

  • Point number two.

  • Point number three.

  • Point number four.


You can also do numbered lists by using the ordered list tags.

Example:
<ol >
<li >Point number one. </li >
<li >Point number two.</li >
<li >Point number three.</li >
<li >Point number four.</li >
</ol >
Gives you:

  1. Point number one.

  2. Point number two.

  3. Point number three.

  4. Point number four.



Hope this helps FWIW.

Edited by Lancem on 10/02/2012 23:07:58 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Bullets? on 10/03/2012 06:37:23 MDT Print View

Am I missing something?

1. I can just type like this

2. It seems faster than coding

3. It takes as much forethought as html

4. So what is the advantage?

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Bullets? on 10/03/2012 06:59:11 MDT Print View

Am I missing something?

Ken,

At the end of the day I think it boils down to personal style preferences. I use both approaches depending on the situation but I do find value in coding HTML when I want the result to look like this:


  1. Some folks (like the guy I see in the mirror each morning), are known to be long winded and run on and on with needlessly long complex explanations of simple concepts just because we can't find a concise and elegant way to say the silly thing that has just come to our minds, perhaps we same folks are also prone to write long run-on sentences.



Instead of this:

1. Some folks (like the guy I see in the mirror each morning), are known to be long winded and run on and on with needlessly long complex explanations of simple concepts just because we can't find a concise and elegant way to say the silly thing that has just come to our minds, perhaps we same folks are also prone to write long run-on sentences.

But in the end, it's a personal preference (unless one is writing for an edited journal).

Edited by jcolten on 10/03/2012 07:00:05 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Bullets? on 10/03/2012 07:04:35 MDT Print View

OK

Edited by kthompson on 10/03/2012 07:05:18 MDT.