Bulleted and Numbered lists (like InDesign)
This would be a quick easy way to format a paragraph where each paragraph return becomes a bullet or numbered/lettered list item.
Numbers in numbered lists would be updated automatically when you add or remove paragraphs in the list. Bullets would also flow accordingly when edited.
InDesign has both a "Bulleted List button" and "Numbered List button" in the Control Panel and if these features were added to Illustrator they would be very popular.
If you're on a Mac, you'll have to depend on option>8. You'll get a bullet something like this: •
Make it larger or smaller to your liking and use the character palette to raise or lower the baseline shift because each font displays its bullets differently.
Copy the bullet and the space behind it and paste it in front of your following items.
A pain, but a workaround that I've found to be helpful and saves a lot of time.
Or PC and Mack folks, see the attached screenshot to see how to use the Glyphs panel to create a bullet by clicking twice on the one you want,
This is maddening. There are certain types of jobs that cannot be done in InDesign. Work for a CPG company, our files and dielines must be in illustrator for the vendors, it is quite ridiculous that cannot format a simple 3 bullet list appropriately because they even took out the Bulleted List feature they had a couple of years ago.
Need this so much so often. Please make it happen!!
A long needed function that should be in place as soon as possible. Adobe needs to pay more attention to our feedback...as designers, we have the best overview on these apps and could be a massive driving force if they took more notice sometimes.
As Illustrator is a primary tool for a lot of designer working with type, it is quite ridiculous that there is not bullet or numbering feature. I work with a lot of clients who have their files set up in illustrator so something as simple as bulleted list capability is a no brainer.
Judith Przymusinski commented
The fastest way to explain why we need this in Illustrator specifically... Imagine you are creating any type of die-cut piece that also has a lot of text - that would be ridiculous to create in InDesign. We need this in Illustrator!
Julien Delenclos commented
Lists are so plainfull in Ai
This feature would be huge
Slavek Zajac commented
Please add this feature
yes please! any professional design app should actually have the bullet and numbering feature
TT Kiker commented
When I mention this on other forums, I get the reply of "that should be done in InDesign". It's not always an option with some projects.
Yep, I could have used this today too.
Chana Messer commented
YES!!!! very important should also be part of the Paragraph styles.
TT Kiker commented
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I create graphics for proposals, and this is something designers in the proposal world would LOVE to see!