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I'm using todonotes to make notes on my thesis. I'd like to be able to put some dot-points on a couple of the larger notes, like this:

    \item blah blah blah

But I get this error message:

! Argument of \reserved@a has an extra }.
<inserted text>
l.9 }

Is there anything I can do to get around this, or is it basically not worth trying?

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up vote 24 down vote accepted

You have to use the caption option:

    \item blah blah blah

As described on page 12 of the manual LaTeX will otherwise try to embed a minipage which leads to an error.

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Excellent, works perfectly. Ah, the arcana of TeX. Thanks. – naught101 May 3 '12 at 1:12

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