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jackibar

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Ordered Lists With Alpha Instead of Numbers
Posted: Oct 11, 2013 9:08 AM
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Trying to get ordered lists (nested) with alpha and roman numerals instead of regular numbers but it's not showing up like that in Previewer. Here's the css I used:

.alpha {
list-style-type: lower-alpha;
}

.roman {
list-style-type: upper-roman;
}

Is this not acceptable for Kindle?! If not, is there any way to do this?

Thanks!

man2010

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Re: Ordered Lists With Alpha Instead of Numbers
Posted: Oct 11, 2013 10:46 AM   in response to: jackibar in response to: jackibar
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Those are, unfortunately, not among the supported HTML/CSS features:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_357613502_7?ie=UTF8&docId=1000729901

You could try creating hanging indents and manually entering the unusual list characters, but the left edge of the list will not be straight. To code hanging indents that will work on all Kindle devices, see the following tutorial, chapter "Editing HTML code", section "Formatting poetry": http://kdp.amazon.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=335297#335297

Another alternative is to create a list without any indents, where each item is a left-aligned paragraph with 1 em spacing before and after, zero text-indent attribute, and the special characters are bold and italic and set off with several non-breaking spaces from the text of the list item.
Scott James

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Re: Ordered Lists With Alpha Instead of Numbers
Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:34 PM   in response to: jackibar in response to: jackibar
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It should work in newer Kindles like Paperwhite and also in the Fire devices, but the older Kindles and probably IOS devices too will show regular numbers instead. I would avoid doing this and just use regular indents and type in the Roman numerals and letters instead of using the list tag.
linsherman

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Re: Ordered Lists With Alpha Instead of Numbers
Posted: Oct 12, 2013 8:13 AM   in response to: jackibar in response to: jackibar
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Following up on what Scott said, I've tested this and most of the standard values for list-style-type work on KF8 Kindles. It's non-KF8 Kindles where you run into problems.

Also, make sure you've linked the ol tag and not the li tag to the CSS.

Cheers :)
Lin
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