[Pro 3.5] Indents Wanted

Hi All,

I’m trying to organize a paragraph of HTML text in this fashion:

Available Upgrades:
__ Choice of wood: Cherry, Maple, Mahogany,
Red or White Oak, American Walnut.
__ Satellite mirror panels.
__ Framed individual sand castings (only
available with mural purchase).

It may not appear correctly in a plain text email, but you’ll notice
that the word “Red” aligns (is indented) under the word “Choice” as the
sentence wraps at the limit of the text box width, and similarly the
word “available” under “Framed”. Instead, in my FW document text box,
this is what I get:

Available Upgrades:
__ Choice of wood: Cherry, Maple, Mahogany,
Red or White Oak, American Walnut.
__ Satellite mirror panels.
__ Framed individual sand castings (only
available with mural purchase).

I’d love to do this as a bulleted list, but FWP 3.5 won’t allow white
bullets. So, I’m using a simple paragraph with a double underscore
instead of a bullet, but I’m not getting the desired alignment. Can
anyone help steer me in the right direction? By the way, I’m using soft
paragraph returns to keep this section together visually.

Thanks,

Richard

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There is an action - Tim’s List Item Images - which may do the job for you

http://www.freewayactions.com/product.php?id=010

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On Apr 5, 2010, at 3:56 PM, DeltaDave wrote:

There is an action - Tim’s List Item Images - which may do the job for
you.

Thanks David. I’m currently giving that a try, but so far I haven’t
been able to figure out how to make it work. More importantly, I’d like
to know how to create text with indents as shown here:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2239

Particularly notice #13. I believe this is called a hanging indent, and
there’s probably a simple way to do this in Freeway. Does anyone know
how?

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Like this http://www.deltadzine.net/test/indents.html

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Remind us Richard why you are still using 3.5

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On Apr 9, 2010, at 10:39 AM, DeltaDave wrote:

Like this http://www.deltadzine.net/test/indents.html

That’s exactly it – including the white text on black!

Richard

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And why still 3.5?

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On Apr 9, 2010, at 10:47 AM, DeltaDave wrote:

Remind us Richard why you are still using 3.5

Oh boy, here’s a passionate subject that could go on at great length.
To put it simply, I consciously decided where I was going to draw the
line on spending money on an endless stream of software and hardware
updates. I know I’m “supposed to” update every time something comes
available, but I decided to do a little thinking for myself – at least
for the time being. : ) Freeway Pro 3.5.12 is superb, and I love
what it can do for me. It even came with a printed owner’s manual!

Richard

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Thats a good enough reason if you don’t want to benefit from advances in web technology but it does make it a bit more difficult to achieve what you want. Apart from the fact that it is years since I last used 3.5

What method are you using to create list items?

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On Apr 9, 2010, at 11:29 AM, DeltaDave wrote:

What method are you using to create list items?

Hurrah!!!
While composing an answer to your email, I started to understand the
approach you were suggesting, and through much trial and error (lots of
error), I figured it out. Wow – white bullets, indents, the works!
And, all done on my steam-powered relic of a computer system.

Thanks David. I appreciate you taking the time to help me with
something so unsexy as web text.

Richard

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On Apr 9, 2010, at 11:29 AM, DeltaDave wrote:

What method are you using to create list items?

Oops! Forgot to mention that I used the List Items Images action, and
created a 6 px round white dot in Photoshop that I saved as a JPEG. If
there is a better way, I’m all ears. I suspect the dot could’ve been
made in Freeway, maybe? And, the Softpress Knowledge Base mentions
something about changing the color of bullets using CSS text styles and
CSS item styles.

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If there is a better way, I’m all ears.

Not necessarily better but it can all be done without leaving FW.

Draw a round graphic item on your page, size it and colour it the way you want.

With it selected File>Export - give it a name and for something like that gif is probably better. Save it to your media folder (if you have one). In the gif options before the actual save choose the anti-alias colour (if on a black page then choose black) then OK and you are done.

And all in less than the time it takes to fire up PS

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And, the Softpress Knowledge Base mentions something about changing the color of bullets using CSS text styles and CSS item styles.

And there is always Tim’s List Item Fix action FreewayActions.com | List Item Fix

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If I had realised that your white bullets were to be the same colour as your list items I would have suggested this in the first place.

But the list item image action allows you to make bullets and/or be images coloured independently to the list text itself. eg Red bullets/blue text which L-I-F wont do.

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On Apr 9, 2010, at 1:17 PM, DeltaDave wrote:

And all in less than the time it takes to fire up PS

David, thanks again. I suspected there was an easier way.

You’re busy today on this discussion list!

Richard

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You’re busy today on this discussion list!

Yeh! Bored!

Family gone to Texas for Easter. Virgin Media have changed their encryption and my Hooky cable box doesn’t work any more…

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