Adobe Muse allows you to organize a sequence of paragraphs within a text frame as bulleted or numbered lists. Typically, lists are a collection of related items such as players on a team, steps of a task, and more. A list can contain another list, and such lists are called nested or multi-level lists.
You can create hierarchical bulleted and numbered lists using the Bullets panel. You can also choose a bullet character from the full character set available for a font. Bullet Styles allow you to save list formatting for later use.
In bulleted lists, each paragraph begins with a bullet character, for example “•”. In numbered lists, each paragraph begins with an expression that includes a number or letter and a separator such as a period or parenthesis. for example "1)". The numbers in a numbered list are updated automatically when you add or remove paragraphs in the list.
A special character that a bulleted list item begins with. When you create a Bulleted list, a bullet character is automatically chosen by default. However, you can use the drop-down to choose a different bullet character. To apply a custom bullet character, click the New Character button to open the New Bullet Character dialog. Here, you can choose a bullet character from the full character set available for the selected font. For more information on changing Bullet characters, see Change Bullet Characters and Apply Custom Bullet Characters.
When you create a Numbered list, a default numbering scheme is chosen based on the list level. However, you can use the drop-down to change the numbering scheme. For more information on changing numbering scheme, see Change Numbered List Options.
By default, standard bullet characters and numbers are rendered using the same font as adjacent text (Auto). However, you can override the default and choose a different web or web-safe font. This option is unavailable for custom bullet characters.
Same as the color of the adjacent text, by default. However, you can apply a different color using the color swatch panel.
Same as the size of the adjacent text (Auto), by default. However, you can vary the size using the drop-down or by entering a value.
Position of the right edge of a bullet/number with respect to the text frame or the containing list. You can adjust the indent for right edge of the bullet. For a Level 1 list, Indent is measured relative to the text frame edge; for an inner list, Indent is measured relative to the containing list. It can range from 0px to 200px. The default value is 28px.
Gap between text and right edge of bullets
Specifies the gap between right edge of the bullet character/number and adjacent text. You can adjust the gap between the right edge of the bullet/number and adjacent text. It can range from 0px to 200px. The default value is 6px.
You can choose to select a character available with the selected font or choose a different font. Do one of the following:
- Open the fonts drop-down, and select a different font. You can choose an existing Web or Web-safe font, or add a web font. This displays a new character set within the New Bullet Character dialog.
A Bullet Style is a set of reusable format and position attributes. Bullet Styles allow you to preserve consistency in design across your web pages and boost productivity by allowing you to quickly format a list.
- Select the object you have styled on the web page.
- Select Window > Bullet Styles, to open the Bullet Styles panel.
- Click the button to create a Bullet Style. You could also right-click (Command + Click in MAC) in the Bullet Styles panel and select New Bullet Style from the context menu.
- Double-click the newly created Bullet Style to display Bullet Style Options dialog.
- Enter a meaningful name in the Style Name field. Review the Style Setting field to ensure that the bullet style settings are correct.
To reuse a Bullet Style you created, do the following:
- Select a bulleted list within a text frame.
- To apply a style to a list, open the Bullet Styles panel (Window > Bullet Styles), and select a style from the Bullet Styles panel.
- Overriding Bullet Styles: Style Overrides are created when you modify a format or position attribute after a bullet style has been applied. Style overrides are indicated by a "+" sign appended to the style name.
- Clearing Style Overrides: Style Overrides can be cleared using the Clear Overrides button () or select Clear Overrides from the context menu.
- Redefining bullet styles: You can merge overrides into the applied bullet style, redefining it. Click the Redefine Style () button or select Redefine Style from the context menu.
To dissociate or unlink a list from a bullet style, click the Unlink Style button (). Unlinking a style retains all the format and position attributes of the style, including style overrides.
The Clear All Styling option allows you to quickly remove all styling attributes applied to a Bullet list, and reset to default styling.
To remove all styling, do the following:
- Select text-frame or bulleted list you want to clear styling from.
- Right-click > select Clear All Styling from the context-menu.
You can now track and manage usage of styles across your site. The new Go to Style Use option lets you displays full list of pages in your website where a Bullet Style is used.
- Select Window > Bullet Styles.
- Right-click on a style and select Go to Style Use.