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Derek Read

Reply to: Nested lists

Unless you are inserting elements using the Element List and building up the structure “manually” that way, you can't nest to the next level (using tab or other means) until your current level contains at least one

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    1. New DITA Topic or open an existing one that allows

      .
      2. Find a

      and click the list button on the Formatting toolbar to turn it into a list or select elsewhere and insert a new list, or find a list.
      3. Make sure the list item

    • you are in contains some text.
      4. Move to the end of this item and press ENTER. New item is inserted.
      5. Type some text for the new item.
      6. Press TAB. This item is nested further and contains one item (ie: wrapped inside
        ).
        7. Move to the end of this item and press ENTER. New item is inserted.
        8. Type some text for the new item.
        9. Press TAB. This item is nested further and contains one item (ie: wrapped inside
        ).
        Repeat 7-9 until you have enough nesting…

        Or instead of steps 7-9 locate a

        that already contains at least one

      • and work from there:
        1. Change a

        into a

          using the list button on the Formatting toolbar.
          2. Do the following: type “item1” ENTER “item2” ENTER “item3” ENTER “item4” ENTER “item5”.
          3. Place your cursor inside “item2”, press TAB, “item2” is nested inside “item1”.
          4. Place your cursor inside “item3”, press TAB, “item3” is nested to the same level as “item2” (sibling inside “item1”). Press TAB again, “item3” is now nested inside “item2” and becomes a new
          inside that

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