TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am making an {itemize} list whose labels are so wide that they stick into the left margin:


How can I shift the entire list to the right to prevent this from happening?

share|improve this question
up vote 12 down vote accepted

For enumitem package v3.0 and later, use

share|improve this answer

Okay, I decided to load the enumitem package and use

\item ...
\item ...
share|improve this answer
This doesn't really deserve an answer, does it? Also, if @Leo's answer was of any help, you should accept his response which is probably the best way to thank him for the interest and time spent on your question. – chl Feb 10 '11 at 18:50
@chl: I do agree with your second sentence. But I find it quite OK to post stuff like this as an answer to one's own question. – Hendrik Vogt Feb 12 '11 at 15:43
@Hendrik Ok, I just find that it would have been more courteous to also cite the responder that gave the right clue. – chl Feb 12 '11 at 17:38
@chl: I agree 100%. – Hendrik Vogt Feb 12 '11 at 17:53
The best option in my opinion would be to edit your example either into Leo's answer or your question. – Pureferret Feb 12 '12 at 16:44

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.