Indented Paragraph Following a Bullet Point

A How-To Recipe
June 11, 2005
SQI Staff

Overview

In many cases a content contributor will follow a bullet point with a paragraph or paragraphs of detail. The detail text needs to be at the same indentation as the bullet point. For example:

  • Bullet Point
    Text expanding the bullet point in a paragraph form. This text needs to wrap at the indent of the bullet point.

Solution

The indent is simple to achieve once the little trick is known. The text following the bullet line is started, in edit mode, on the next line (no blank line) with indent spaces matching the bullet indent. A line brake also needs to be placed at the end of the bullet point text.

Markup Framework

Here is an example of the simple markup used:

 * '''Bullet Point''' [[BR]]
 Text expanding the bullet point in a paragraph form. This text needs to wrap at the indent of the bullet point.

That produces:

  • Bullet Point
    Text expanding the bullet point in a paragraph form. This text needs to wrap at the indent of the bullet point.

More Discussion

Multi-paragraph bullet-points are accomplished by indenting the start of each new paragraph to the same level as the bullet. Thus the following markup

 * '''Bullet Point''' [[BR]]
 Text expanding the bullet point in a paragraph form. This text needs to wrap at the indent of the bullet point. 

 And, a second paragraph is also part of this bullet point.

will produce:

  • Bullet Point
    Text expanding the bullet point in a paragraph form. This text needs to wrap at the indent of the bullet point. And, a second paragraph is also part of this bullet point.


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