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Affinity Designer: Use image as bullet?


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I was wondering if it is possible to use an image as a bullet in a bulleted list. Any suggestions?

Or do I have to do this "the hard way" with every paragraph: indent, hanging indent for the first line, paste the image, tab, adjust line height...?

Many thanks, Claus

 

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Hi @Claus Faber and welcome to tjhe forum.

I can't think of any program where it is even possible to use an image file as a bullet in a paragraph style sheet.
So yes, you will have to go the "hard way".

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If by “image” you mean a bitmap/raster (e.g. JPG, PNG, etc.) then, as stated above, this cannot be done.

If, on the other hand, you mean a single-colour vector image (e.g. SVG) then it’s possible by creating a font which contains that vector design and then using the font in a bullet Character Style.

The Affinity applications cannot create fonts so you would need to create the font elsewhere but there are various free web services that will allow you to do this, e.g. https://icomoon.io/

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4 hours ago, Claus Faber said:

"the hard way" with every paragraph: indent, hanging indent for the first line, paste the image, tab, adjust line height...?

Alternatively to the useful SVG -> Font solution: A different "hard way" would use Pinned objects, optionally as Drop Caps. Once one pinned image got setup as wanted it may be "just" copied/pasted for further use with same settings. For instance discussed here:

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