Zettelkasten Forum


[FEATURE REQUEST] Auto-correcting numbers in numbered lists

Hi!

Have you considered making the TA auto-correct the numbering in numbered lists when deleting list items or inserting new ones? At the moment when I have the list

1. Test
2. Test
3. Test
4. Test

And delete the second item, I get this:

1. Test
3. Test
4. Test

Instead I want this automatically:

1. Test
2. Test
3. Test

Same when I add an item in the middle of the list: At the moment I would have to correct the numbers on all of the following list items.

Comments

  • Actually, I've found The Archive handles this better than most apps. All you have to do is highlight the list and hit Control+CMD+T three times. That keystroke is called "Switch List Type" and it toggles through three formatting variations: bullet, numbered, none, bullet, numbered, etcetera...

    So since you're starting with a numbered list, just highlight the list, hit the keystroke three times, and your numbered list will be re-numbered correctly. Voila.

  • edited April 15

    Hi @nickmilo22 and thanks for your post.
    I didn't know that keystroke (it's just CMD+T by the way), that's interesting. After trying it I must say however that I still highly prefer my feature request.

    First of all, while it's not that time-consuming to highlight the list and hit CMD+T three times, it's still a lot more work than if TA just auto-corrected the numbering by itself.

    Second, your method doesn't handle lists with indented list items well. If I want to correct the following list with it (two 5's at the end)

    1. Test
    2. Test
        - Inline
        - Inline
    3. Test
        1. Inline Numbered
        2. Inline Numbered
    4. Numbered
    5. And again 
    5. And again
    

    it creates

    1. Test
    2. Test
        - Inline
        - Inline
    5. Test
        1. Inline Numbered
        2. Inline Numbered
    8. Numbered
    9. And again 
    10. And again
    

    This is obviously not what I want.

    I'm surprised that you think TA handles this better than most other apps. Most apps I've worked with handle it better. Apple's "Notes" app is a good example.

Sign In or Register to comment.