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Can \items be made indented all the way down?

Using the standard itemize environmnet, and a \hspace the first line gets indented. However, if the bullet point is on more than one line, it looks a bit strange to me because the rest the other lines are not indented:

\begin{itemize}
\large{\item \hspace{0.3cm} Text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text}\vspace{0.4cm}
\end{itemize}

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Is there a way to make the "of" and "field" vertically aligned with "It" in my example?

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The screenshot you provide does not seem to be representative of what LaTeX's \itemize environment would usually generate. Please post a complete MWE (minimum working example) that gives rise to the problem you're trying to fix. In particular, please be sure to point out where you place the \hspace command. –  Mico Mar 19 '13 at 16:48
    
If you want to increase the space between the bullet and the text, you could use enumitem to change the list appearance, instead of adding \hspace manually. –  Torbjørn T. Mar 19 '13 at 16:49
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Here is an option using enumitem's key-value interface:

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\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum,enumitem}% http://ctan.org/pkg/{lipsum,enumitem}
\begin{document}
\begin{itemize}% Default
  \item \lipsum[1]
\end{itemize}
\begin{itemize}[leftmargin=\dimexpr\labelwidth-\labelsep+\leftmargin,labelsep=20pt]
  \item \lipsum[1]
\end{itemize}
\end{document}

The indent is set using labelsep=<len> (specified in the above example as 20pt), and compensated in terms of the left margin using a \dimexpr (expression in dimensions). Other options (depending on your alignment requirements) are also available, of course. Peruse the enumitem documentation for more details.

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