Okay, I'm stumped.
I am maintaining a bunch of product literature based on a graphic
template designed by an outside agency. One of the elements of the
design is a graphic bullet that needs to stay in tight alignment to the
copy, and I'm having trouble figuring out a more efficient way to do
this than the manual positioning method I'm using now.
The bullet is a crescent constructed of a tinted circular disk with a
paper-colored disk in front of it and offset diagonally. Okay, that's
just a grouped PM object. I've thought about creating it in Illustrator
and linking it, but that's a lot of overhead.
The top of the bullet is supposed to sit 0p5 above the top of the text,
and the left edge of the bullet sits 0p6 to the left. Because of the
size of the graphic, this means that the white disk overlaps the text
and has to be placed behind the text. So I can't make this an inline
The left alignment is easy, as this particular bulleted list always
occurs in the same horizontal location on the page. My problem is with
the vertical alignment. Each bullet item is a variable number of lines
on a 10 pt grid. The rest of the page is NOT on a 10 pt grid, so I don't
think I can invoke alignment to a grid. Can I?
What I've been doing is temporarily dragging a 0p5-high box to the top
of the text for an item (aligning by eye at 4x magnification), then
dragging a ruler line to the top of the box, then snapping the bullet up
to that line. This is TEDIOUS.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!