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Adding bullet points to a QTextEdit?

  • Is there a way to turn a set of selected paragraphs into bullet points and vice versa? I'd like to be able to add bullet points to my custom rich text editor.

  • To create a list from existing paragraphs:

    //QTextListFormat::Style style = QTextListFormat::ListStyleUndefined;
    //QTextListFormat::Style style = QTextListFormat::ListDecimal;
    QTextListFormat::Style style = QTextListFormat::ListDisc;
    QTextCursor cursor = textEdit->textCursor();
    QTextListFormat listFormat;
    listFormat.setStyle( style );
    cursor.createList( listFormat );

    The cursor retrieved from the text edit contains a selection. The format is applied to this selection.

    To reset a list to plain text:

    QTextCursor cursor = textEdit->textCursor();
    QTextList *list = cursor.currentList();
    if( list ) {
        QTextListFormat listFormat;
        listFormat.setIndent( 0 );
        listFormat.setStyle( style );
        list->setFormat( listFormat );
        for( int i = list->count() - 1; i >= 0 ; --i )
            list->removeItem( i );

  • Thanks Volker, I'll put that in and see what comes out.

  • Yep, works perfectly!

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