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Why does firstLineIndent have to be -20 ?

Hello,

i´m currently implementing a PPTX with .NET Core and Syncfusion Presentation 17.2.0.35. 
The PPTX is supposed to create a list with bullets. This list can have multiple levels, which the paragraph IndentLevelNumber should support. 
But here comes the problem: 
If I do not set the FirstLineIndent to -20, the text of the paragraph will continue to write under the bullet after a line break... why? 
I need to edit the Indent of a Bullet but it seems like FirstLineIndent has to be set to -20 and has no other effect. 
If it is set to -20 the text writes under each other as expected after a line break. 

And it also says I have to set it to -20. 

Regards.

1 Reply

VA Vijayasurya Anandhan Syncfusion Team July 22, 2019 04:51 PM UTC

Hi Steffen,

Thank you for contacting Syncfusion support.

Syncfusion Presentation library provided a support to modify the indent of a paragraph similar to Microsoft PowerPoint. Please find the below API details,
 
Microsoft PowerPoint Screenshot 
Syncfusion API 
Syncfusion API Details 
 
FirstLineIndent property is used to set a special indent of a paragraph such as (First line indent and Hanging Indent). This property works similar to highlighted property in a Microsoft PowerPoint screenshot. 
FirstLineIndent property is act as First line indent if you set a positive value and it act as Hanging indent if you set an negative values. 
 
LeftIndent property is used to set a Before text indent of a paragraph. This property works similar to highlighted property in a Microsoft PowerPoint screenshot. 
 


If I do not set the FirstLineIndent to -20, the text of the paragraph will continue to write under the bullet after a line break... why?

As per the Microsoft PowerPoint behavior, If we set an hanging indent 20 (FirstLineIndent = -20) to the bullet contained paragraph with some left indent values, It moves a bullet character alone in left side from a left indent value. (Paragraph remains its position).
 
If we set first line indent 20 (FirstLineIndent = 20) to the bullet contained paragraph with some left indent values, It moves a first line of paragraph alone in right side from a left indent value. (Bullet character remains its position).

I need to edit the Indent of a Bullet, but it seems like FirstLineIndent has to be set to -20 and has no other effect. If it is set to -20 the text writes under each other as expected after a line break.
You can able to customize the indent of an bullet from a paragraph by modifying the values of our FirstLineIndent and LeftIndent properties similar to Microsoft PowerPoint.

Please let us know if you need any further assistances in this.

Regards,
Vijayasurya A
 


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