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As shown in the attached image, I created a bullet style and adjusted the tab stop to where I was satisfied. But the first line of text kept indenting to what I later learned was the tabstop setting in the Bullets and Numbering panel of Paragraph.

Am I missing something subtle or is it a bug? Because it seems like the B&N tabstop should be the same as what I set with the ruler tabstop.

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Why do you expect them to be related?

-- Walt

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But the one is general, and the other is specific to Bullets and Numbering. The specific situation overrides the general situation.

-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 20H2 (19042.685),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop (2021-04-06):  32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz
, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
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The problems I have with that are: there's no way to set the B&N tabstop by eye (which is how I like to work) and I don't see why B&N can't just work with the text ruler tabstop. Where's the advantage to it being a specific setting? As a workaround, the tabstop could be set by eye or clicking on it could bring up a field for entering the precise position.

Anyway, I thought it was a bug, but it turns out they like it that way. So I'll adapt.

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I don't think it's a bug, but only Serif can say for sure. They'll be here at some point.

In the meantime, I may be able to suggest a workaround, once I'm back at my computer.

-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 20H2 (19042.685),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop (2021-04-06):  32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz
, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Affinity Photo 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.4.1048 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.4.1048 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1024 Beta

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Best workaround I can offer, I'm afraid: Set your tab stop visually using the Text Ruler, as you prefer. Then go to the Paragraph panel, Tab Stops section, which will give you the numeric value. Copy it and use that for setting up your Bullets & Numbering tabstops, which only accept numeric values as you've mentioned.

 

-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 20H2 (19042.685),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop (2021-04-06):  32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz
, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Affinity Photo 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.4.1048 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.4.1048 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1024 Beta

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16 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

Best workaround I can offer, I'm afraid: Set your tab stop visually using the Text Ruler, as you prefer. Then go to the Paragraph panel, Tab Stops section, which will give you the numeric value. Copy it and use that for setting up your Bullets & Numbering tabstops, which only accept numeric values as you've mentioned.

 

It ain't pretty, but it'll work. Thanks again!

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You're welcome.

-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 20H2 (19042.685),
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, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
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