Formating Rows Within Paragraphs

Does anyone have a secret sauce to format the entire text block highlighting to make each line the same beginning and end points. ie: leave out the space between the the list number and check box. The last line I had to add a LF before adding a period and then highlight. I was looking for a way to add color to a portion of a note.

Unfortunately this is caused by the way the text system works natively, without major reworking of that foundation I’m afraid it’s hard to fix.