# How can I left align the labels in a customized description list

I have this code:

\SetLabelAlign{rightbox}{\hss\llap{#1\quad}}
\setlist[description,1]{align=rightbox,labelsep=0pt,leftmargin=0pt}

\section{Project 55d5396fed}
\begin{tabular}{@{\hspace{19ex}}p{42em}}
\begin{description}

\item[student number] 55d5396fed

\item[student name] We have already seen that a case of semigrammaticalness of a different sort is necessary to impose
an interpretation on irrelevant intervening contexts in selectional rules.

\item[location] Of course, the fundamental error of regarding functional notions as categorial is to be regarded as
nondistinctness in the sense of distinctive feature theory.

\end{description}
\end{tabular}


The labels are right aligned. I want the labels to be left aligned. I mean the items.

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Your example does not compile as-is (missing packages, document class etc.). Please add the minimal necessary code so that it does (this way other people can re-create your problem). –  ach May 3 '13 at 8:58

Here's a quick and dirty way to achieve what you want. All I did was change your

\SetLabelAlign{rightbox}{\hss\llap{#1\quad}}


to

\SetLabelAlign{rightbox}{\hspace{-19ex}\rlap{#1\quad}}


Output before:

Output after:

The complete code becomes:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\begin{document}

\setlist[description,1]{align=rightbox,labelsep=0pt,leftmargin=0pt}

\section{Project 55d5396fed}
\begin{tabular}{@{\hspace{19ex}}p{42em}}
\begin{description}

\item[student number] 55d5396fed

\item[student name] We have already seen that a case of semigrammaticalness of a different sort is necessary to impose
an interpretation on irrelevant intervening contexts in selectional rules.

\item[location] Of course, the fundamental error of regarding functional notions as categorial is to be regarded as
nondistinctness in the sense of distinctive feature theory.

\end{description}
\end{tabular}

\end{document}

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you guys are really great –  user17 May 3 '13 at 13:56