Ahh now I understand you.
Re-reading your posts in the morning helped me see what you are saying.
I think to restate my request in a simpler way, what I want is to reassign
the tab key to insert asterisks instead of whatever it does now in
TiddlyWiki. (or : or | but * has the advantage of already doing what I want
it to do).
In other words, I want to hit a tab key once, twice or more within a line
to add bullets rather than go back and select and hit editor buttons.
A second but less necessary tweak would be tweaking the enter key so that
it does a new line but also adds an asterisk. That way I could finish a
line, hit enter, and be on the next bullet point, then add additional
bullets with tab. If I wanted a line without a bullet I could just
backspace after using enter to start the new line.
Does this make sense?
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On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 1:31 AM, TonyM <anthony.mus...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I understand if you do not see where I am coming from, it is a slight
> digression. But to me it solves the same problem by different means,
> perhaps you have some preferences or unstated requirements my solution does
> not help you with.
> The point is one can highlight any piece of wiki text and add * : to lines
> one or more times to indent bullets.
> A value of this method is such lines act as paragraphs (ending with enter
> not <br><br>) and wrap just the way we want. All that remains is to do this
> without bold as in the ";" so we can precede every line with that character
> and they behave as paragraphs. By having the same character also indent one
> tab level after the first we we can simply add and remove that character as
> In the following example I have also followed the ":" with a css class and
> this works if you define .q and .a in a style sheet
> :.q Question
> ::.a answer
> This means you could use css to insert an icon of your choice and other
> The : and * will indent long the text correctly.
> Mohammad also pointed out this tip
> * One
> * """ Two
> This is a muliline item!
> * Third
> But the multi-line can't contain More bullets.
> On Friday, 10 August 2018 12:13:28 UTC+10, David Gifford wrote:
>> Hi Tony and Mat
>> Maybe I am not understanding you, Tony, but adding ; and : and | even on
>> the first line is no improvement over adding * before every line, and there
>> is a button to add * before every line.
>> On another note, when I just tried with text that spills over to the next
>> line, Mat's idea turns out not so good because the second line of the
>> paragraph stays left of the bullet.
>> On Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 8:56:24 PM UTC-5, TonyM wrote:
>>> Have you used in wiki text the ; semi-colon and : colon? Please bare
>>> with me on this.
>>> I do a lot, Here is an example to paste into a tiddler
>>> ;My Section
>>> :Indented without bullets
>>> ::double indented without bullets
>>> :::triple indented without bullets
>>> The Colon acts as leading tabs
>>> Of course the actual bullets work the same
>>> *Indented without bullets
>>> **double indented without bullets
>>> ***triple indented without bullets
>>> But the reason I seem to be off topic is because I have crated a
>>> EditorToolBar button that allows me to select multiple rows and add ":" to
>>> the front of each line/paragraph,
>>> This is enough for me to work with content similar to yours.
>>> All I want now is a leading character like the ";" semi-colon that does
>>> not bold its text but does cause the line to break at the end. Or ideally a
>>> character that does both eg |
>>> ||one indent
>>> |||Two indent
>>> one indent
>>> two indent
>>> Then toolbar buttons to add or remove "|" on multiple lines at a time,
>>> and possible make the tab key insert | (at the beginning of the line) in
>>> the editor.
>>> Make sense?
>>> On Friday, 10 August 2018 07:35:04 UTC+10, David Gifford wrote:
>>>> Hi all
>>>> Well I will be bold and ask - I don't even know if this can be done. I
>>>> remember there was a WYSIWYG plugin, but I stopped using it because it
>>>> prevented me from using the regular edit toolbar buttons.
>>>> What would be really cool is if there were a way to create a special
>>>> tiddler type that acts in a way that all new lines rendered as bullet
>>>> points, and all tabs rendered as indented bullet points. In other words,
>>>> bulleted lists that act as they do in Microsoft Word and outliner programs
>>>> like Dynalist and Workflowy.
>>>> Why? Because bulleted lists are quite common but always require shift +
>>>> 8 or the wrap button, but the wrap button doesn't take indented bullets
>>>> into account. And because many of us are used to the ease of bullets in
>>>> Word and outliner programs.
>>>> I say a tiddler type because obviously there would also be need for
>>>> regular tiddlers for tables and much more that wouldn't work that way.
>>>> Is this even possible? Some times I don't know if I am asking for the
>>>> moon or if my ideas are just a 15 minute spells concocted by the wizards
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