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Bullet points with copy starting in bold increases in size

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When the first word of a bullet point is bold, its bullet increases in size; when the first word in a numbered list is bold, the number becomes bold too. I haven't found a way to avoid this.

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A bullet or number at the beginning of a paragraph takes its formatting from the first character of the paragraph. 

To avoid this, create a character style to specify the bullet and/or number for automatic numbering and bullets. 

Then in your paragraph style, specify that character style for them.

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1 hour ago, 40 Hertz said:

Thanks. It seems counter-intuitive to me, coming from InDesign, but who cares, your solution is easy and quick. Cheers!

You're welcome. But that is also how I control bullets/numbering in ID & QXP. 

While I don't absolutely need to in those applications, it provides greater control over their formatting and positioning. 

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One issue I often face with bullets is they can seem too heavy compared to either the typeface or the numbering (when both are used). 

Easiest for me is to use a character style to scale down the weight of the bullet and then (typically) raise to up from the baseline to be more visually centered.

The main difference to ID/QXP is that the formatting of a bullet/numbering is taken from the paragraph style using IF/QXP. 

In APub, the bullet/numbering is taken from however the first character of the paragraph is formatted. So there is a practical difference. 

When APub was at its first beta I argued about this conceptual and practical approach versus ID/QXP. It does introduce a further step if one doesn't otherwise have reason to format bullets/numbering differently from the base paragraph style. 

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