You can use indented items in your list to create a hierarchy of items. This
hierarchy is shown in the Item column of your list. That is, all indentation is
shown in the Item column. Other columns are not shown indented and the
indentation level does not affect them.
You can increase or decrease the Indent Level of list items with the arrow
the tool bar or the
and items in the
menu. You can also drag items left or right to change the indent level. As with
moving list items up and down, you can move items right or left in an Ordered
List only when no temporary sort has been applied.
Increasing the Indent Level of an item gives it a parent/child relationship
with the item above it.
If an item has indented items below it, it's name will be preceded by a minus
(-) if the items are showing or a plus (+) if they are not showing. You can
click on the plus or minus to expand or collapse the hierarchy, showing or
hiding all indented items below the clicked item. Note that the + and - signs
appear only in the Item column.
All child items, those that are indented below a parent item, will
automatically follow the parent item wherever it goes. When you move, delete,
cut, copy or paste an item, all the child items that are indented below the item
will be moved with it. This is true regardless of whether the parent item's
hierarchy is expanded or collapsed, and regardless of whether all the child
items are showing or not. To separate the indented child items from their parent
item, move the child items out of the hierarchy rather than moving the parent.
To select an item and all items indented below it, click on the minus sign in
front of the item name and hold the mouse button down. This will show you
explicitly all the items that are affected when the parent item is moved.
When you sort a list, a parent item's child items will follow their parent
item to its new position in the list. Within each hierarchy, child items at a
given level with a common parent will be sorted as well.
When you filter a list, a parent item will be displayed if any of its child
items match the filter, even if the parent itself does not match. In this case,
the parent item will be displayed in gray to indicate that it does not match the
If you have chosen the option Auto-check parent
items in the List Properties Settings Tab, ListPro will try to keep the
checkboxes consistent for parent and child items. That is, if you check all the
child items of a parent item, the parent item will be checked also. Further, if
you check a parent item, all its child items will be checked.