Numeral Alignment to Period in Lists

Feature requests, and in-depth discussions of features and the way Mellel works

Moderators: redlers, Eyal Redler, Ori Redler

Post Reply
New to all this
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:17 am

Numeral Alignment to Period in Lists

Post by Adrian » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:12 am


Please help me with this: I finished writing my dissertation in Mellel. In various tables, I need to have lists that are aligned to the period, like this:
  1. Element 1
  2. Element 2
  3. Element 3
Instead, Mellel aligns the Roman numbers to the left (the text of the Elements is aligned as it should in Mellel; could not reproduce it here):
i. Element 1
ii. Element 2
iii. Element 3

How can I align the numerals to the period, like in the first example? Here you have a picture with what I have and what I need: ... t.jpg?dl=0

Thank you for your help.

Knows everything, can also explain
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:13 pm

Re: Numeral Alignment to Period in Lists

Post by DavidH » Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:12 am

Looks like you need what Mellel calls a reverse tab, placed on the ruler just to the right of where you want your periods to be. The reverse tab icon is the next to last one in the tab well at the left hand end of the toolbar. Drag that icon onto the ruler where you want the reverse tab to be, once your cursor is in the relevant paragraph or table cell. Hit the tab key to get to the location of the reverse tab, then type your small roman numeral and the period; they'll appear to the left of the reverse tab, extending as far to the left as they need to, which is just what you want.

Knows everything, can prove it
Posts: 836
Joined: Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:35 am
Location: Israel

Re: Numeral Alignment to Period in Lists

Post by jannuss » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:29 pm

There is also a decimal tab which is great for lining up columns of numbers
<tab> 11.001
<tab> 111.01
<tab> 1111.1
Getting it to work with Roman Numerals might be a bit of a challenge


ooooops: the system refuses to allow my multiple spaces for some reason -- the tab does wouk on Mellel

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests