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I have a list. Editor says it shall have more space between items. How to achieve such thing?

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Possible related question that might be helpful: Vertical space in lists. – chl Apr 6 '11 at 11:30
@chl answers to that question seem to focus on removing space between items... – Seamus Apr 6 '11 at 11:32
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With the enumitem package, you can add more space between items as follows:

\item Foo
\item Bar

An itemsep of 5em is obviously insanely big, but it shows what can be done.

If you want the change to be global (i.e. apply to all lists) then you could instead add \setitemize{itemsep=5em} to your preamble. But with a sensible itemsep, obviously.

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And if you need all lists of that type to have the same spacing you can use \setitemize{itemsep=5em} etc. – Alan Munn Apr 6 '11 at 11:31
@Alan Ah thanks. Good point. Didn't think about globally changing it... – Seamus Apr 6 '11 at 11:33
According to enumitem's manual, \setitemize is deprecated in favor of \setlist[itemize]. – Raphael Oct 13 '11 at 19:56
@Raphael Thanks for this! I still have the debian TL09, so my old version of enumitem doesn't work if I do \setlist[itemize]{…} but in newer versions this will work. – Seamus Oct 20 '11 at 16:40

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