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.)
Fix for this issue is available in the latest InDesign version - InDesign 2023. The fix should solve most of the issues that were seen earlier.
A new option "Honor Text Indents in addition to Text Wrap" is introduced in Preferences > Composition dialog. It is turned ON by default for new documents created in ID2023. For documents created in previous InDesign versions, this option is turned off by default - which can be turned ON to see the improved behavior.
Please let us know how the fix is working for you.
Adobe InDesign team
Oh, I didn't know there was a setting I needed to change. I see it now in your second paragraph - did you add that paragraph after my comment, or did I completely overlook it the first time I read your update? Anyway, thanks for what was apparently a PM to point it out to me. Now it indeed works like a charm!
Ravi, thanks for the effort, but it doesn't appear solved in 2023. I just now upgraded, and my bullets around images still look like before. And in my current case, one of the bulleted paragraphs continues in the next column (where there is no image), so I can't use the "Indent to Here" trick.
Lucy Chaplin Trumbull commented
Sorry, nope, not fixed in InDesign 2023 version - indents are still aligning to the text box and ignoring the item they are supposed to wrap around.
Rainer Klute commented
It looks like this is solved in InDesign 2023.
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.