How To Make The IBM Notes Number List Style Work

I strive to keep things simple and organized, especially in emails and written procedures (and procedures written in email).  Up until today, I struggled with using what should be a very simple text organization tool in IBM Notes, the Number List style.

Text > List > Number

My frustration is that it doesn’t work similarly to other popular number listing solutions. In IBM Note’s case, if you have a hard return, it goes to the next number. If you skip a line, it numbers that skipped line. If you turn off numbering for that skipped line, the next line starts at 1 again.

Today I quite accidentally solved the riddle.

Use <Shift> <Enter> at the end of the line to allow the next line to remain part of the previous numbered line (with proper indention).

Numbering that flows correctly!

Ta-da

Hello world! Blog 2.0

This is my humble attempt at breathing new life into my poor blogging habits (formerly homed on http://www.bleedyellow.com). As the name might suggest, my day job involves things related to an IBM product line previously branded as, “Lotus.” However, I’ve found myself yearning to blog about a broader range of topics.

With much further ado, stay tuned for more posts by yours truly.

p.s. watch for excessive use of idioms