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Subject:Re: Line spacing in bullet li From:Romay Jean Sitze <rositze -at- NMSU -dot- EDU> Date:Mon, 5 Dec 1994 08:53:59 -0700
On Sat, 3 Dec 1994, Keith Soltys wrote:
> I'd like some feedback on formatting lists. When using bulleted lists,
> is there any standard for applying spacing between items? When I was
> doing work for IBM, I was told to use compact lists (i.e., no line
> spacing between items) if the items were one line long. If any of the
> items fit on more than one line, then put a line space between all
> items in the list.
> I have no idea what the rationale for this was, but that was the way we
> were told to format bulleted lists.
I learned to do this way back when. . . . The reason for spacing between
items in the list when the lines wrap is to make it easier for the reader
to follow the list. It's a readability issue.