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Controls automatic indentation of lists in text windows.
DEPRECATED: This function is superseded by v6+'s standard list formatting and the attribute is not present in any TBX created using v6.0+. It is retained for v5 & older compatibility only. The information below applies only to pre-v6 versions.
It defaults to
true as inherited from the Text preference "Auto-indent lists".
If a note’s $AutomaticIndent is
false Tinderbox will not automatically indent paragraphs starting with *, •, and #. This effectively disables quick lists without needing to turn off all export formatting to do so. This is useful, for example, in notes that contain CSS stylesheets that can have lines starting with a # for ID style declarations. However, it does not affect list creation during HTML export (see $HTMLMarkupText).
NOTE: If $AutomaticIndent is turned off in a open note that contains lists in existing $Text, the lists will retain their former indentation. You can undo this by left-indent them with the Shift Left command in the Style menu (cmd-shift=[ ). This is because the attribute tries to respect the user's intent and so does not remove existing indents - it merely prevents (or not) new ones being created automatically. If altering this attribute for an existing note, you should close the note text window before altering the value.