Text lists in Revit

Not sure when this one showed up in Revit. Anyone else totally miss Revit text bullet/number lists?
Seems to me like it just sort of sneaked in there when I wasn’t paying attention. I fired up 2013 and then 2012 and sure enough, they were there as well. So when did they add this?

Now this little nugget will prove helpful when generating lists, but there are many a Revit user out there (myself included) wishing for the day when we get a complete overhaul of the text tool. Seems long over due. I would like to see many more standard text features like tab stops, tables, columns, better font control, more flexibility in leaders, etc., etc.

Until then, if you are like me and missed the addition of number and bullet lists, you can pretend its new. 🙂

6 Responses to Text lists in Revit

  1. Yeah, I missed that button as well. I guess I had not made a numbered or bullet list in Revit in quite some time! Which is strange because now that I notice it… It looks extremely out of place.

  2. Darin Blair says:

    The problem with Revit???s bullets is that they are not used with hanging paragraphs. If you have multiple lines of text the bullets or numbers do not stand out, they line up with the text below. When is that ever a good thing? People in my office have gotten in the habit of hitting return and indenting the next line of text (not a good thing at all). With Revit???s arcane text editor, every time you go back into edit text if your view scale is not the same it throws everything out of whack. I have gotten in the habit of simply using two text boxes, one for the bullets and one for the text. It is much easier to add another line between bullets then it is to go back and adjust the returns and tabs in 30 lines of text.

    • Paul F. Aubin says:

      Hard to disagree with any of that. If it is not the top wish, a new text editor is certainly in the top five of user requests…
      Thanks for the comments.

  3. Eduardo says:

    Revit 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015…..Never seen them before until I read it here at your blog!!!

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