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The numbering system on hubpages drives me nuts

  1. TessSchlesinger profile image96
    TessSchlesingerposted 13 days ago

    I have 20 bullet points. Because I like my readers to have reader-friendly material, I like to put this in two or three different text capsules.

    However the hp numbering system doesn't give the option of carrying on where the last number left off. So I have several choices.

    1. Have two or three sets of numbers all starting with one. This looks stupid.
    2. Making each point a capsule which is stupid because some points are only a sentence long.
    3. Use bullet points instead of numbers which means that if I call the article '20 reasons to..." nobody can see how many numbers there are.
    4. Putting the entire lot in one text capsule This makes it overlong.

    Anyone else get frustrated with this?

  2. UnnamedHarald profile image99
    UnnamedHaraldposted 13 days ago

    1. Could you

    2. type the numbers in yourself, as I'm doing here (and ensuring one point extends beyond the line to see what that looks like).

    3. And separate each point with an empty line.

    4. Hmmm. The only thing I don't like much is the line extending underneath the number without being offset.

    5. Also, you would have to manually change the numbers if inserting or deleting anything.

    6. Well, just a thought.

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image96
      TessSchlesingerposted 13 days agoin reply to this

      It's very diifficult to get it to look perfect, and the problem with it is that it will leave gaps when viewed on different digital hardward. sad

      1. k@ri profile image89
        k@riposted 13 days agoin reply to this

        I've had to use bullet points for this reason.  It would be nice if we had the option of continuing the numbers where we left off.

  3. Marisa Wright profile image99
    Marisa Wrightposted 13 days ago

    Like k@ri, I've just given up and use bullet points instead.  But yes, it does bug me that I've been forced into that.

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image96
      TessSchlesingerposted 13 days agoin reply to this

      So that is what I did. As usual...

  4. eugbug profile image100
    eugbugposted 12 days ago

    I reckon it's probably possible to do this by editing the HTML of the text capsule and specifying a start value. Hubpages allows  very little manipulation of HTML so it may or may not be possible. I'll do some research and see whether I can do it.

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image96
      TessSchlesingerposted 12 days agoin reply to this

      Ordered list?

  5. eugbug profile image100
    eugbugposted 12 days ago

    Ok so here's two lists:

      1.  Item 1
      2.  Item 2
      3.  Item 3

    Blah Blah Blah

      4.  Item 4
      5.  Item 5
      6.  Item 6

    This is what the HTML should be to implement it.
    start = "4" tells the ordered list to start at 4. Unfortunately when you change the HTML to do this, the extra bit of code gets stripped out. I'm sure HubPages could add support for this, but maybe there are other consequences or complications that could arise.

    <ol>
    <li>Item 1</li>
    <li>Item 2</li>
    <li>Item 3</li>
    </ol>

    <p>Blah Blah Blah</p>

    <ol start = "4">
    <li>Item 4</li>
    <li>Item 5</li>
    <li>Item 6</li>
    </ol>

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image96
      TessSchlesingerposted 12 days agoin reply to this

      Is there a code box?

      1. eugbug profile image100
        eugbugposted 12 days agoin reply to this

        You can edit the HTML from within a text capsule by clicking on the "HTML" button, but the amount of control is limited.

        " Allowed Tags: a, blockquote, br, strong, em, u, h2, h3, h4, li, ol, p, pre, sup, sub, ul"

        1. TessSchlesinger profile image96
          TessSchlesingerposted 12 days agoin reply to this

          Enough to do the job. Thanks!

  6. eugbug profile image100
    eugbugposted 12 days ago
    1. TessSchlesinger profile image96
      TessSchlesingerposted 12 days agoin reply to this

      That is HTML 4.1. What about HTML 5?

      1. eugbug profile image100
        eugbugposted 12 days agoin reply to this

        The "start" attribute was discontinued in HTML 4, but was reintroduced in HTML 5. I think it's just not possible to use it because it gets stripped from the code editor in text capsules.

        1. TessSchlesinger profile image96
          TessSchlesingerposted 12 days agoin reply to this

          Too bad. Could have bern a solution.

          1. eugbug profile image100
            eugbugposted 12 days agoin reply to this

            Maybe you could request the option in the "Feature Suggestions" forum?

            You can change the type of the list marker (e.g. instead of numbers, use letters or Roman numerals). Also you can change the shape of bullets:

            https://www.w3schools.com/html/html_lists.asp

  7. Robie Benve profile image99
    Robie Benveposted 12 days ago

    I use callout capsules with the number and a short description, then a text box with the longer text.

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image96
      TessSchlesingerposted 12 days agoin reply to this

      That is just too much work on a long list where the points are less than 3 lines long.

 
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