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Using Lists in Your Map Layout

Ortelius text boxes may contain bulleted lists. Create new lists, or copy and paste a list into a text box.

To Copy & Paste Lists:

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  1. Choose the Text Box [t] tool and add a text box to your drawing.
  2. Copy content other source documents. For example, this list is copied directly from the geography.about.com website.
  3. Double-click the text box for editing and paste your content (use the keyboard shortcut CMND-V or choose Edit > Paste from the main menu).
  4. As needed, drag the handles on the text box to resize it to fit your text (or right-click to use the context menu ‘Fit To Text’ command).

To Create a New List:

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  1. Choose the Text Box [t] tool and add a text box to your drawing.
  2. Type text into the text box, using the Return-key to go to the next line for each item in the list.
  3. As needed, drag the text box handles to resize to fit your text.
  4. Using the Select [s] tool, select the list text and choose Text > List from the main menu. A List menu appears enabling a variety of bullet and numbering options. Choose your list settings.

5. Text alignment should be “right” or as desired. As necessary, do one of the following:

  • Double-click the text for editing and click the ‘Right’ text alignment icon in the format bar.
  • Choose Text > Right from the main menu.
  • Open the Object Inspector’s Features pane and click the ‘Right’ text alignment icon.

HINT: Backspacing can be used to remove individual bullets.