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indent and bullets in Report Text tool

11 - Bolide

Dear wonderful Alteryx community,

I'm looking to create an output from the Report text tool to RTF that has indenting and bullets.  Is that even possible?  Could it be done using the Expert Mode (PCXML)?  Any ideas for workarounds if not possible?




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  • Now I want to be able to create bullets and when the text extends to the end of the line and beyond, I want the remaining text to be indented like this.

Then I want to be able to continue to put text indented below but without a bullet.




11 - Bolide

Hi @Dynamomo


Reporting tools often have many ways to reach the same answer! I wouldn't be surprised if there's a raw PCXML approach (perhaps by modifying the solution from this post?) but one way to get this done is to align each of your elements as separate report snippets. By using an empty Report Text Tool to horizontally layout and align the indents before vertically combining prior to rendering, we can output an .rtf file that appears as below. 


RTF render.png


The workflow to arrive at this solution is attached. 


indent and bullets in Report Text tool.png


Hope this helps!

16 - Nebula

Hi @Dynamomo , I have tried to solve this using htmlpassthrough let me know if this helps.





Sapna Gupta
11 - Bolide

@lmorrell - thanks for this.  it will get me a lot closer to what I need.

11 - Bolide

Hi @grazitti_sapna ,

I can't get anything to be produced from the workflow. the browser is empty and it does not appear to render anything out. Did you get this to work for you? 

6 - Meteoroid

Thats an issue with the validate PCXML, if you untick it you will get the result.


Here is a workaround but I have no explanation why that helps.