Re: Bulleted & Numbered Lists: Indented or Flush Left?

Subject: Re: Bulleted & Numbered Lists: Indented or Flush Left?
From: Laurie Rubin <lmr -at- SYL -dot- NJ -dot- NEC -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 25 May 1995 13:23:46 -0400

The question is, readability -- do you want you readers to be able to
quickly and easily locate the info. in a bulleted or a numbered list?
If yes, indenting does just that. I vote for indent.

Laurie
> Techwhirlers,

> Our organization is debating a style guide issue, and we'd appreciate (1)
> word of how it's done in your office and (2) any leads to relevant
> usability studies. Here's the question--

> In creating bulleted lists, I indent the bullets to look something like:

> * Text follows a bullet, normally a filled circle

> A numbered list similarly begins:

> 1. Do this first.

> A couple of folks feel that bullets and list numbers should always be set
> flush left with body paragraph text.

> I'd appreciate your posting directly to me your experience, your
> standards, and research leads. I'll post a summary within a week.

> Thanks to all!

> Avon Murphy
> Legislative Service Center
> 2404 Chandler Court SW
> Olympia, WA 98502
> 360-786-7052
> amurphy -at- wln -dot- com


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