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Quick Lists

The term 'quick list' describes Tinderbox's ability to recognise certain characters in $Text as indicating an indented list and to export that list in several forms. Thus Tinderbox recognises as unordered lists paragraphs that begin with one or more asterisks or bullets:

   * like this example

      ** use two or more asterisks to embed lists within lists

The above gives this sort of HTML output :

…also as ordered lists, those paragraphs that begin with one or more hash marks

   # like this example

      ## use two or more hashes to embed lists within lists

The above gives this sort of HTML output:

  1. like this example
    1. use two or more hashes to embed lists within lists.

List types can be mixed. For instance:

   * like this example

      ## use hashes to get numbered lists

      ## numbered lists can be in bulleted lists

   * and so on

That gives:

Tinderbox will indent whole paragraphs beginning with an asterisk or hash, by one tab-width per quick list symbol. A quick list item starting with 3 asterisks will show in TB as a paragraph indented 3 tab-widths.

Several attributes and preferences control quick list handling in note windows and at export:

Unordered lists can be indicated using either an asterisk (*) or a bullet (•).

To stop a quick list character at the start of a line from being interpreted as quick list markup, either: