# How to add horizontal whitespace in my text?

I have the following problem:

Is there an easy and quick way to change the upper part to the lower? I tried using \hspace, but it had no effect. I'm new to TeX so bear with me ;D

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You might look into the hanging package. –  John Wickerson Apr 29 '13 at 9:59
+1 Thank you for your help! =) –  jjepsuomi Apr 29 '13 at 9:59
I thin you need a \begin{description} environment. BTW \hspace won't work at the beginning of the line. Use \hspace*{...} instead. –  Harish Kumar Apr 29 '13 at 9:59
+1 Thank you for your help! \hspace*{...} did the job!, I will try the \begin{description} also. Thank you again! Much appreciated =) –  jjepsuomi Apr 29 '13 at 10:03
What about \hangindent and \hangafter? –  Eddy_Em Apr 29 '13 at 10:37

I would use a simple list-type environment, such as itemize

% arara: pdflatex
\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}

\begin{itemize}
\item[Lorem ipsum] 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
\item[Lorem ipsum] 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
\end{itemize}

\end{document}


If you want to customize it a little, then the enumitem can help- for example

% arara: pdflatex
\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{enumitem}

\begin{document}

\begin{itemize}[font=\bf]
\item[Lorem ipsum] 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
\item[Lorem ipsum] 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
\end{itemize}

\end{document}


gives

A lot is possible here- you are only limited by imagination!

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It seems preferable in terms of layout as well as semantic markup to use a description list, as Harish suggested (even though this slightly from the requested layout). –  doncherry Apr 29 '13 at 18:17
+1 Thank you for your help! =) Very nice answer! =) –  jjepsuomi Apr 30 '13 at 6:23