New Here: How to Create Lists


#1

How do I create lists within a draft? The answer is likely simple, but I’m at a loss (and have looked everywhere I can think).

Thans


#2

Set software keyboard to markdown click on lists

Or enter markdown commands for lists…


#3

Ahh. Thanks. Why isn’t that explained clearly somewhere? But, next, how does one change the default dashes to numbers or letters…?


#4

Do you mean a list of tasks or a Markdown list?

Tasks documentation is here.

Markdown documentation is found in many places. It is not Drafts specific.


#5

Right…

I start bulleted lists with a * though other characters are available.

I start a numbered list item with e.g. 1. and you can number all items in a list with the same 1. which I don’t tend to do…

The upside of using 1. throughout is that it makes reordering easier. The downside is you don’t see the actual numbers until you format - which can be disorienting.

And if you’re interested in nesting lists you can use spaces or tabs. I prefer the latter, as it happens.


#6

Thanks for getting me to look at check off lists again. I installed it in keyboard markdown group.


#7

Numbered lists are not available on the markdown keyboard. Am I missing it?

Is there a way to add it?


#8

Numbered Markdown lists can be created simply by inserting a 1. in front of each item, instaed of a - or a *. If you duplicate and modfy a bulleted list action accordingly, you could create your own.

I think that’s what I originally did with this one.

Alternatively, a quick search in the action directory gave a more sophisticated looking option.

The action directory is a greatt starting point if you are looking to solve a problem that someone else may have already solved.

Hope that helps.