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InDesign: Globally Add Indent-To-Here to Your Bullets with GREP Find/Change

I was talking about the Indent to Here character and how awesome it is for bullet lists, and I said you might as well put one in in every bullet. So how would we actually make that happen? A quick GREP find/change of course!

  • I asked grep to find [location>beginning of paragraph][wild card > any character] ^.
  • I ask grep to replace with [other>indent to her][found text] ~!$0
  • for Find Format, I tell InDesign to only find my bullet lists (applied with a paragraph style)
  • Essentially, it finds the beginning of every bullet list paragraph, and adds an Indent to Here character.
  • Save your query if you are as proud of me as I am!
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  1. Ania
    2011/09/23 at 1:58 pm

    Great! Thank you!

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