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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, Werner Mar 28 '13 at 15:55

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

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