# How can I change default list style?

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\begin{itemize}
\item Item 1
\item Item 2
\end{itemize}
\end{document}


This generates list like:
• Item 1
• Item 2

Changing article to mwrep generates:
— Item 1
— Item 2

I want to use mwrep but witharticle list style.

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Use enumitem package. –  Leo Liu Oct 16 '11 at 15:11

I think the enumitem package could be helpful here:

\documentclass{mwrep}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\begin{document}
\begin{itemize}[label=\textbullet]
\item Item 1
\item Item 2
\end{itemize}
\end{document}


If you'd like to make the change globally, you can use the \setlist feature provided by enumitem

\documentclass{mwrep}
\usepackage{enumitem}

\setlist[itemize]{label=\textbullet}
\begin{document}
\begin{itemize}
\item Item 1
\item Item 2
\end{itemize}
\end{document}

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Thanks. That is what I expected :) –  Ichibann Oct 16 '11 at 15:31
Nice! But how to edit other levels labels? \documentclass{mwrep} \usepackage{enumitem} \setlist[itemize]{label=\textbullet} \begin{document} \begin{itemize} \item Item 1 \item Item 2 \begin{itemize} \item Item 1.i \item Item 1.ii \end{itemize} \end{itemize} \end{document} –  user18975 Sep 21 '12 at 8:43
Use, e.g., \setlist[itemize,1]{label=\textbullet}\setlist[itemize,2]{label=*}. Note that your "answer" will likely be removed from public view soon -- asking a follow-up question is the recommended way. –  lockstep Sep 21 '12 at 8:50

Redefine \labelitemi locally (inside itemize) or globally in your document preamble:

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\begin{itemize}
\let\labelitemi\labelitemii
\item Item 1
\item Item 2
\end{itemize}
\begin{itemize}
\item Item 3
\item Item 4
\end{itemize}
\end{document}


Using \renewcommand{\labelitemi}{\normalfont\bfseries\textendash} would also work.

Defaults lists in LaTeX are managed as \lists, where each item is either numbered (in enumerate) or bulleted (in itemize). These item constructions are based on the following definitions:

% Labels for items in (nested) enumerate (uses counters)
\newcommand\labelenumi{\theenumi.}% Default is arabic: 1.
\newcommand\labelenumii{(\theenumii)}% Default is alph: (a)
\newcommand\labelenumiii{\theenumiii.}% Default is roman: i.
\newcommand\labelenumiv{\theenumiv.}% Default is Alph: A.
% Labels for items in (nested) itemize (uses bullets/characters)
\newcommand\labelitemi{\textbullet}% bullet
\newcommand\labelitemii{\normalfont\bfseries \textendash}% --
\newcommand\labelitemiii{\textasteriskcentered}% *
\newcommand\labelitemiv{\textperiodcentered}% .


Note that there are four definitions for each list environment, corresponding to the (maximum) four levels of nested lists (this is for the standard document classes article, book and report). Redefining any of these modifies the list item representation at that level.

mwrep uses a similar definition for enumerate, but the following for itemize:

\newcommand\labelitemi{\textemdash}
\newcommand\labelitemii{\textemdash}
\newcommand\labelitemiii{\textemdash}
\newcommand\labelitemiv{\textemdash}


enumitem allows to extend this in a more general way and also to have more levels if needed.

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