Prefix Word (For a List Item)

Word or phrase to be added to the beginning of each item in a list (for example, “Step”, “Procedure”).


Display/Formatting Note: Any prefix word is in addition to and typically precedes any prefix characters (numbers, bullets). For example, a list type of “order” and a prefix word of “Step” would produce: “Step1. aaaa”, “Step2. bbbb”, “Step3. cccc”, etc. Note that typically, no white space follows the inserted word, i.e., “Step” rather than “Step ”.

The standard exception to this order is the bulleted list, in which the prefix character would precede the prefix word—“• Step” rather than “ Step•”.

Attribute Values

In Elements

Text, numbers, or special charactersThe prefix word to be used for the list; for example, the word “Step” might be used to display a list numbered “Step1.”, “Step2.”, “Step3.”, etc.
Restriction: This is an optional attribute; there is no default.