# How to change the default marker of itemize environment globally [duplicate]

I was wondering how can I set globally itemize lists to use dashes instead of bullets using the memoir class. Right now I have to always do:

\begin{itemize}[-]
...
\end{itemize}

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## marked as duplicate by lockstep, Mico, Kurt, Claudio Fiandrino, WernerMar 28 '13 at 15:55

what about the enumitem package? –  Rico Mar 28 '13 at 15:47

You can use \renewcommand to change the default behavior of the itemize environment:

\renewcommand{\labelitemi}{--}


But if you do this for one level, you'll want to do it for all levels For example:

\renewcommand{\labelitemii}{+}
\renewcommand{\labelitemiii}{$\circ$}
\renewcommand{\labelitemiv}{$\bullet$}


The best place to do this would be in your preamble.

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Possibly \renewcommand{\labelitemi}{---} (in the preamble). –  egreg Mar 28 '13 at 15:29