Thank you all for the ideas.

The text is already in a two column flow and the bulleted lists will never be 
allowed to span pages so it looks like a single row multi-column borderless 
table is the best option.

Steve Pawlowskis
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Combs, Richard [mailto:richard.combs at]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 5:34 PM
> To: Jing Torralba; framers at
> Cc: Steve Pawlowskis
> Subject: RE: Bullets in multiple columns
> Jing Torralba wrote:
> > I use the same technique that Linda uses, and I want to add that if
> the
> > list changes, you need to make manual adjustments to the table to
> > redistribute your bulleted list, ie, balance them out.
> I, too, think a borderless table is the way to go, especially if this
> need is one-time or quite infrequent.
> Yes, there are manual adjustments to make when the bullet list changes.
> One decision you need to consider is whether to put one bullet item per
> cell (many rows) or use a one-row table (however many columns you want
> across) with many bullets per cell. The latter won't span pages, of
> course, but requires less fiddling.
> Alan's idea of using multiple columns has a great deal of merit if this
> will be a quite long section, or if the need is frequent. But it really
> requires setting up a template with this in mind -- changing all your
> "everyday" tags (body, headings, numbered lists, ordinary bullets,
> etc., etc.) to span columns, and creating special tags for multi-column
> use.
> I've never done more than a short (less than half-page) multi-column
> list like this, and that only rarely, so the table solution was far
> quicker and simpler for me. YMMV, of course.
> Richard
> Richard G. Combs
> Senior Technical Writer
> Polycom, Inc.
> richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
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