# How to insert headlines into the itemize environment (and lists in general) [duplicate]

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Is there a standard way to title a list of bullets?

Very often I feel the need to insert a headline into the itemize environment. I repeatedly wonder whether there is something like a (non-obligatory) caption-argument or a \caption command like in the figure environment or something similiar for the that environment (and for lists in general) too. I guess that I could create something in a headline look with the \textbf command, but that feels so inelegant.

So my questions:

• if there is a more elegant way to insert a headline: How to do it?

• if not: why? And does anyone who is stronger in LaTeX programming than me is willing to create one? I dream of something like that:

\begin{Headline}{list/itemize etc}
\item[1-n]
\end{list/itemize}


but I guess you have better ideas.

The typeset result should look like this:

Directors

• Hitchcock

• Cameron

• etc.

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## marked as duplicate by Leo Liu, Aditya, Torbjørn T., lockstep, WernerOct 14 '11 at 18:24

Just define one yourself. If you don't need automatic numbering and cross reference, it's quite simple. Or you can use LaTeX's \subsubsection, \paragraph for this. –  Leo Liu Oct 14 '11 at 12:41
Take a look here. –  projetmbc Oct 14 '11 at 12:42
Oh, that's it. A duplicate question. You can vote to close this question. –  Leo Liu Oct 14 '11 at 12:49
@projetmbc Thanks for the link! I converted that answer with the link to the duplicate into a comment since it's not a real answer. –  Stefan Kottwitz Nov 3 '11 at 17:05

A simple implementation:

\documentclass{article}

\newenvironment{itemlist}[1]{%
\begin{trivlist}
\item \textbf{\large #1}
\begin{itemize}
}{%
\end{itemize}
\end{trivlist}
}

\begin{document}

\begin{itemlist}{My list}
\item foo
\item bar
\end{itemlist}

\end{document}


There is nothing curious.

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