Option to have list indents work near text-wrap objects
Currently, when text containing bulleted or numbered lists wraps around an object, all indents associated with the list settings are ignored (this might be related to tab settings, since those don't follow the wrap either). The typical workaround is to change the Text After to an en-space and add an "Indent to Here" character, but the en-space trick won't work for numbered lists and "Indent to Here" won't work if the text wrap edge is not perfectly straight vertical. See the attached screenshot for a demonstration based on real work I did yesterday. In order not to disrupt existing layouts, this should be added as an option - I imagine a checkbox in either the Text Wrap settings or Bullets/Numbering settings, whichever you think is more appropriate. It could called something like "Treat edge of wrap as edge of text frame", so that tab stops, list indents, and anything else that behaves this way will honor the wrap. (An extra-cool additional checkbox option could be to have even the stroke and fill of the text frame follow the wrap, but I know that would be much harder code to write.)
Information: We attempted a fix for these issues in ID 2020. But later we found that the fix has caused some new issues due to which this fix was reverted in ID 2021.
As a result of which, the behaviour of ID 2021 is not consistent with ID 2020. The behaviour of ID 2021 in this case is expected to match with ID 2019.
Hope this helps!
The 2020 CC version of ID is not allowing my indented text to wrap as it did in 2019. How can I revert to the "preferred," in the examples below?
CS5 omachi commented
This is not Fixed!
Text indent has been changed to be relative to the text wrap boundary, but the tab origin remains the frame inset. In this state, it works as expected for indented lines, but it does not work as expected for bulleted or autonumbered lines.
To completely fix it, the starting point of the tab position must be the boundary of the text wrap.
This is not fixed on build 151.
Ken Maynard commented
Yes... PLEASE!! I use inline images for a magazine I produce and it's annoying to have to create a separate tab for those images.
Yes! I can't think of why anyone would want it to behave the way it currently does.