Generating & formating a LIST

Hi everyone,

Can someone help me with making lists ?

My problem is that when i try to make a list through “Format” menu then “Liste…” (it’s in french) the output is like this :

1 Text text text…
3 More text…
5 More text…

Is it possible to enumerate only the paragraphs without enumerating the blank lines ?

Is it possible to have a dot (.) after each digit so the output would be like this :

  1. Text text text…

  2. More text…

  3. More text…

Hope someone can figure it out, it would be really helpful for my work…

If the blank lines are to type into, no you can’t do this. You’ll have to manually create your list.
If it’s cosmetic, change your spacing to double.

And you can choose the list formatting (or define your own under Other…) in the List dropdown when the ruler is showing.

Thank you for your reply.

The blanks are not to type into.

This is what i get when i double the spacing :

1 Text text text…
4 More text…
7 More text…

I generate my spaces with a simple “enter” key, do i have to use some other key or combination of keys, like i’ve read on the forum ?

There’s no more problem with the formatting, I just had to put a suffixe.

You don’t double the spacing by adding returns. You change it in the Ruler (via Format > Ruler > Show Ruler)

Thank you for your reply mister BLUEFROG.

Double spacing works as long as the file is RTF. Converting it to TXT makes me lose that beautiful spacing.

I found that i could use ALT + ENTER to space the elements of the list without automatically generating a number.

So now I can 1. delete all the spacing 2. enumerate the paragraphs (via Format > List), then 3. manually add spacing with that combination of key (ALT + ENTER). Great !

The only matter is that I have a lot of lists to do, and doing this manually would take me hours, each time I have to lists. And now I realise that it’s a big part of my job.

I really like the devontechnologies softs, it’s saving me a lot of time. But I can’t figure out a solution for this.

Why are you converting it to text? Please describe more fully what you are doing and why. Thanks.

I have more than one thousand files in TXT with paragraphs that need to be enumerated, once this done, each article should output two versions one in TXT and the other in DOCX.

For enumerating I’m using Format > List, but this generates a number in front of each paragraph (which is convenient) and a number in whatever is in between (This is the issue).

Now, what seems to be a solution is to delete all the spacing in the document, enumerate using Format > List, then space the paragraphs again using ALT + ENTER.

If I had only one document, there would be no problem, I would do this manually. But for one thousand documents…

Hope it’s clear enough.

What you’re describing isn’t impossible, but more information would be needed.

Are these documents merely plain text?
Are they uniform in structure?
Are they all single spaced with no spaces in between?

And you do realize that you will still have a chore of checking documents. Just because something is automated, it doesn’t mean you should blindly accept the results. And you should NOT be trying to process 1000 files at once and going on coffee break. If your files are plain text and uniform, then there’s a good chance it can be handled fairly easily.

Thank you for your reply mister BLUEFROG.

Glad to know that it isn’t impossible :slight_smile:

The documents are in plain text, all there is in the documents is a series of characters.
They are unifom, in each document there is 7 or 8 paragraphs.
For the spacing, there is one virgin line between the paragraphs (2 hits of “Enter” key).

Here is an example :

[i]Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry.

Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.

It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.

It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages.

It doesn’t bother me to check the outputs as long as I don’t have to enumerate them manually.


Do you need some more information ?

I still can’t figure it out…