# Can enumerated lists be centred?

For enumerated list such as:

\begin{enumerate}
\item One
\item Two
\item Three
\end{enumerate}


the center and centering commands don't seem to work, and the list sticks to the left hand side of the page. Is it possible to centre such a list, or would I have to use something other than enumerate?

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Have you tried using a minipage or box? –  Mario S. E. Apr 8 '13 at 12:49
do you want to centre the block as a whole or to centre each item separately (both are possible) –  David Carlisle Apr 8 '13 at 12:50
@DavidCarlisle the block as a whole –  Danger Fourpence Apr 8 '13 at 12:52

You can center the list in a minipage but rather than have to guess a width for the minipage you can use the varwidth package:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{varwidth}

\begin{document}
\centering

X\dotfill X

\begin{varwidth}{\textwidth}
\begin{enumerate}
\item One
\item Two
\item Three
\end{enumerate}
\end{varwidth}
\end{document}

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thanks, I've added a reference after the list, to the bottom right using \hfill, so I've found that center works better than centering. –  Danger Fourpence Apr 8 '13 at 13:12