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A list environment [Edit: used to] start a new paragraph. Thus, in

\item \begin{enumerate} \item Something \end{enumerate}

Nothing is printed at the right of the bullet, the number (1.) appears below. How can I get an enumerated list in an item, starting just after the bullet?

I had this problem some time ago, before stackexchange existed; apologies for not checking the problem persisted.

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Could you please tell us what documentclass, packages and options you are using. When I compile



        \item Something
        \item Something else
        \item even more
        \item and yet more



I get

compiled example

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Indeed! One of many things I like about LaTeX is that unlike in majority of "wordprocessors", in LaTeX this sort of nesting actually works. – Jan Hlavacek Sep 16 '10 at 2:18
Sorry about the question. I did have this problem (repeatedly) some time ago and never got a solution. It is true that now works seamlesly. – quim Sep 16 '10 at 5:39

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